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Ruth M. Kelley

Ruth M. Kelley, nurse, alcohol, drug abuse services professional. Registered Nurse, certified addiction Registered Nurse. Recipient Human Service Needs award, 1992.

Background

Kelley, Ruth M. was born on December 25, 1941 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Russell J. Merrick and Ruth R. (Maker) Green.

Education

Licensed Practical Nurse, Holy Ghost Hospital, 1960. Associate Degree in Nursing, Registered Nurse, Northeastern University, 1980. Bachelor of science in nursing, University College, 1986.

Career

Licensed Practical Nurse, Holy Ghost Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960-1963;staff nurse, Sancta Maria Hospital, Cambridge, 1968-1979;staff nurse, Sancta Maria Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1981;acting head nurse, Sancta Maria Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985-1986;assistant head nurse, Sancta Maria Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981-1987;nursing quality assurance coordinator, staffing coordinator, Sancta Maria Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987-1989;substabce abuse consultant, Sancta Maria Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983-1989;nurse, counselor, New England Memorial Hospital, Stoneham, Massachusetts, 1989-1990;coordinator pregnant woman program, Dimock Cmty. Health Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1990-1992;director detox services, Dimock Cmty. Health Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1992-1996;director transportation, Housing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Substance Abuse Women, 1996-1997;director residential/inpatient services, Housing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Substance Abuse Women, since 1997.

Member of faculty Sancta Maria Hospital Pastoral Care Group, 1981-1987. Lecturer Women/Substance Abuse Issues. Member Department of Public Health Women/Substance Abuse Task Force, since 1992.

Representative Middlesex County Sheriff, Legislature Issues Women inPrison.

Membership

Chairman Cambridge Emergency Shelter Doctor, 1986. Past president Arlington Council Alcohol Education. Board directors Middlesex Human Service Agency.

Past member Archdiocesan Task Force Substance Abuse. Past volunteer Billerica House of Corrections. Co-sponsor 1st Oxford House for Women, Somerville, Massachusetts.

Past member executive board Federal Healthy Start Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality. Member American Nurses Association (substance abuse task force), Massachusetts Nurses Association (addiction council, substance abuse subcommittee, past member maternal infant substance abuse task force, Human Service Needs award 1992), National Nurses Society Addictions, Northeastern University Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau.

Connections

Married Robert P. Nadeau, 1962 (deceased 1974). Children: Robert G., Peter J. Married Raymond W. Kelley, May 2, 1981.