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Verneda Estella Thomas, perfusionist. Member of the United States Pan-American high jump team, Mexico, 1955; member United States Olympic volleyball team, Tokyo, 1964. Member American Society Cardiopulmonary Technology, American Board Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Background

Thomas, Verneda Estella was born on June 21, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Russel Huston and Verneda (Williams) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, 1973.

Career

Cardiovascualr technician, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1962;cardiopulmonary technician, Chicago State Tuberculosis Sanitorium, Chicago, 1962-1966;cardiopulmonary technician, Loyola University School Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, 1966-1968;physiology technician, Loyola University School Medicine, 1968-1969;medical technologist, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1969-1971;research associate, Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, 1973-1978;intra aortic balloon pump technician, Queen's Medical Center, 1973-1995;perfusionist for private medical practice, Honolulu, 1978-1982;perfusionist, Mid Pacific Perfusion, Honolulu, 1982-1988;perfusionist, Psicor, Inc., Honolulu, 1988-1996;retired, 1996. Referee, United States Volleyball Association, 1978.

Religion

The two greatest commandments are to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.".

Politics

Christians exercising their rights as responsible citizens may choose to endorse candidates for political office as part of the exercise of their engagement of culture.

Views

Baptist Churches should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

Membership

Member American Society Cardiopulmonary Technology, American Board Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bodyboarding, camping, board games.