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Robert James Tessen Edit Profile

also known as Sam Tessen

Robert James Tessen, American health care administrator, counselor. Licensed professional consultant, nursing home administrator, insurance agent, Texas.


Tessen, Robert James was born on November 27, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of James Lawrence and Mary Catherine (Jamison) Tessen.


Bachelor, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1972. Bachelor of Science, Western Illinois University, 1973.


Staff psychologist, Sinnissippi Mental Health Center, Dixon, Illinois, 1973-1976;director, Youth Service Bureau Lee County, Dixon, 1976-1977;coordinator, Gatesville Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, 1977-1983;administrative coordinator, Marwitz Brothers, Inc., Waco, Texas, 1983-1985;administrator, Retama Manor Nursing and Development Center, Brownsville, Texas, 1985-1988;administrator preceptor, Retama Manor Nursing and Development Center, Brownsville, Texas, 1987-1988;administrator, Mission (Texas) Nursing Home, since 1988.


Secretary, founding member Rio Grande Valley chapter American Red Cross, Edinburg, Texas, 1987. Member Social Organizations Service, Brownsville, 1986-1987. Served as sergeant United States Air Force, 1966-1969.

Member Texas Health Care Association (chairman volunteer and activities committee 1984-1985), American College Health Care Administrators.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: stamp collecting, photography, model railroading, writing.


Married Mary Jo Whigham, June 16, 1979 (divorced April 1986). Children: Ryan Jamison, Korry Patrick.