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Honoring Military Nurse Linda Spoonster Schwartz: Healing the Wounds of War

Posted by Crystal Williams on May 9, 2014

Today BPW Foundation is proud to honor and recognize Women Joining Forces Advisory Council Member Linda Spoonster Schwartz.
LindaHealing the Wounds of War Linda Spoonster Schwartz was a member of the United States Air Force and served on Active Duty and as a Reservist, retiring in 1986 after sustaining injuries in an aircraft accident while serving as an Air Force Flight Nurse. She received a Masters in Nursing from Yale and holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the Yale School of Medicine.  Linda has a long history of involvement in nursing and veteran organizations and is known as an advocate and activist who has devoted her life to healing the wounds of war.

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Honoring Military Nurse Barbara Ward: Advocating for Minority Veterans and Veteran Healthcare

Posted by Crystal Williams on May 8, 2014

BPW Foundation is proud to honor and recognize BPW Foundation Women Joining Forces Advisory Council Member Barbara Ward, a nurse who has given so much of herselve personally and professionally to care for all of us. Thank you!

barbaraBarbara Ward is a Vietnam Era veteran who served in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. She is currently Director of the Center for Minority Veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  She is a registered nurse with a diverse background in health care administration and state government.  Ms. Ward has held several executive level management positions in the healthcare industry.  As a long term educator, she has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities. Ms. Ward was appointed as the Director of the Center for Minority Veterans in July 2012.  Prior to this appointment, the Governor of California appointed Ms. Ward to the position of Deputy Secretary of Women and Minority Veterans in 2007 and as the Bureau Chief of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in 2005.  Ms. Ward also served as a member of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for three years and was co-chair of the health sub-committee. Ms. Ward’s passion for healthcare combined with her career of advocacy has made her a leader in veteran healthcare issues.

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Honoring Military Nurse Irene Trowell-Harris

Posted by Crystal Williams on May 7, 2014

Irene Trowell-Harris: Helping Nurses Take a Leadership Roles

Helping Nurses Take a Leadership Role in Healthcare Policy Irene Trowell-Harris, R.N. Ed.D, served as Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans from 2001-13. READ MORE

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Join Business and Professional Women’s Foundation in Honoring Military Nurses during National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2014

Posted by Crystal Williams on May 6, 2014

Military Nurses have a legacy of compassion and dedication, not only because they care for our wounded and ill, but for being committed patient advocates.  Please join us in recognizing the selfless service of our Military Nurses as we celebrate National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.  This year’s theme is “Nurses Leading the Way.” Read More

 

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