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Rachel Lee Wheeler Rossow

Rachel Lee Wheeler Rossow, American mental health nursing consultant.


Rossow, Rachel Lee Wheeler was born on March 20, 1939 in Long Beach, California, United States. Daughter of Robert Edward and Leila Palestine (Jacobsen) Wheeler.


Bachelor of Science, Salve Regina College, 1960. Doctor of Humane Letters, Salve Regina College, 1984. Master of Science in Nursing, Catholic University America, 1973.


Head nurse, Medfield Eastern State Hospital, Harding, Massachusetts, 1960-1961;novice, Discalced Carmelite Monastery, Barrington, Rhode Island, 1961-1963;nurse/therapist, Edgemeade (Maryland.) Residential School, 1963-1964;nurse/therapist, Extension Volumes, Hawesville, Kentucky, 1965-1966;president, Alpha & Omega, Inc., Ellington, Connecticut, since 1974. President Alpha and Omega/SimChris, Inc., since 1989. Consultant for children Conn.Dept. of Children and Youth Superior vena cava syndrome, 1987-1992, chair medical review board, 1990-1992.


Member Connecticut Governor's Committee on Employment of Handicapped, 1983-1985. Secretary Connecticut Commision on Children and Youth, since 1985. Board directors, secretary Community Child Guidance Clinic, Manchester, Connecticut, 1974-1979.

Chairperson Community Health Commission, Town of Ellington, 1974-1981, member board finance, 1984-1990,justice of peace, 1985-1989, 90-. Member Democratic Town Committee, Ellington, since 1972, chairperson, since 1988. Member Connecticut Department of Human Resources Consumer Advisory Council on Disability Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1989, chair, since 1990.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: nature, painting, photography.


Married Carl Joseph Rossow, December 27, 1964. Children: Rachel Marie, Robert, Susan, Eddy, Ellen, Dina, Simone, David, Patrick, Charlie, Mary, Maria, Benjamin, Christa Lee, Roy, Jose Luis, Christopher, Michael, Aaron.