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Roberta Pecoraro Gates, American nursing educator. Certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing; board certified Advanced practice nurse; certified lactation counselor. Recipient National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development award teaching excellence, 2002; Named to Outstanding Young Women of America, 1983.


Gates, Roberta Pecoraro was born on May 22, 1948 in Elmira, New York, United States. Daughter of Patrick George and Verle Elizabeth (Warriner) Pecoraro.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University Arizona, 1970. MSN in Family Nursing, University Alabama, Huntsville, 1981.


Charge nurse St. Mary's Hospital and Mental Health Center, Tucson, 1970-1972. Assistant head nurse Torrance (California) Memorial Hospital, 1973-1974. District nurse Sierra Sands School District, Ridgecrest, California, 1974-1976.

Instructor Albany (Georgia) Junior College, 1978-1980, John C. Calhoun College, Decatur, Alabama, 1981-1983. Learning resources coordinator Albany State College, 1984-1985. Assistant professor Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, 1990-1991, Darton College, Albany, 1986-1989, 92—.

Board directors Network Trust, Albany. Consultant Community Health Institute, Albany, 1993, Early County Board Education, Blakely, Georgia, 1994, Georgia State University, since 1996, Georgia Interagy. Coordinating Council, since 1997.

Member District Health Perinatal Board, 2002-2005. Member Breastfeeding Task Force, 2002. Consultant Project SCEIs, Georgia State University, since 1996.


Member Georgia Council Prevention of Child Abuse, Albany, 1988, 93. Member Albany Museum Art, since 1993. Member Community Partners Health Care Initiative, Dayton, 1990-1991.

Board directors March of Dimes, Albany, 1986-1989. Member Albany-Dougherty 2000, DOCO Alternative Advisory Board, State Consortium Early Intervention, Babies Can't Wait, 1995. Member Georgia Higher Education Consortium, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, walking, boating, reading.


Married William Franklin Gates III, May 20, 1972. 1 child, William Franklin IV.