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Susan Gordon Conner, American nurse, organization official/consultant/researcher. Certified Bachelor of Liberal Studies, American Council of Learned Societies. Awarded Legion of Merit; United States Senate fellow, 1989; decorated Meritorious Service award, Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement medal.


Conner, Susan Gordon was born on September 2, 1948 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Louis Samuel and Elizabeth Isabel (Van Brunt) Scalpati.


Bachelor of Science, Old Dominion University, 1974. Master of Science, University Maryland, Baltimore, 1989. Advanced certified in policy science, University Maryland, Baltimore County, 1989.


Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1974, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. Head nurse United States Army Health Clinic, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1976-1977. Head nurse Intensive Care Unit United States Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, 1977-1978.

Instructor William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1978-1979. Supervisor Williamsburg (Virginia) Community Hospital, 1980. Head nurse surgical United States Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, 1980-1982, head nurse Intensive Care Unit Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1983-1985.

Branch chief Academy Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1985-1987. Chief quality improvement Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, 1989-1993. Retired, 1993; director nursing Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, Maryland, 1993-1995.

Director subacute Meridian-Spa Creek, Annapolis, 1995-1996. Consultant Center for Health Policy Studies, 1996-1998. Managing consultant, research director The Gallup Organization, Rockville, Maryland, since 1998.

Consultant in quality improvement Walter Reed Army Medical Center Region, 1992-1993. Consultant Office Personnel Management, Washington, 1990-1993. Medical legal consultant, international consultant quality assurance.

Preceptor graduate and undergraduate University Maryland, Catholic University, George Washington University, 1989-1993.


Member American Nurses Association (nurses strategic action team), Maryland Nurses Association (legislation committee, task force on health care reform, convention planning committee 1991, 92), United States Naval Academy Sailing Association, Eastport Yacht Club, Seaford Yacht Club, Optimists (board directors Annapolis chapter), Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Phi Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, politics, cooking.


Children: Ainsley Price, Alison Beth.