Appointment of 12
Members of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
July 23, 1987
President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to
be members of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Colleen Conway-Welch, of Tennessee. Since 1984 Dr.
Conway-Welch has been a professor and the dean of nursing at Vanderbilt University and associate director
of the Vanderbilt University Hospital department of nursing.
She received her B.S.N. degree from the Georgetown University School of Nursing
in 1965, her M.S.N. degree from the Catholic University of America in 1969, her
C.N.M. degree from the Catholic Maternity Institute in 1969, and her Ph.D.
degree from New York University in 1973. Dr.
Conway-Welch was born April 26, 1944, in Iowa. She is married and
resides in Nashville, TN.
John J. Creedon, of Connecticut. Mr. Creedon
has been with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York City since 1942. He has been
serving as president of the company since 1980 and chief executive officer
since 1983. Mr. Creedon is also chairman of the
Business Roundtable's task force on health and welfare benefit plans. He is
serving as general chairman of the Greater New York Blood Program campaign for
1986 and 1987. Mr. Creedon earned his B.S. degree in
1952 from New York University and earned his LL.B.
degree in 1955 and his LL.M. degree in 1962 from New York University School of
Law. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Creedon was born August
York City. He is married, has six children, and resides
Theresa L. Crenshaw, of California. Since 1975 Dr. Crenshaw
has been the director of the Crenshaw Clinic, which specializes in the
evaluation and treatment of sexual dysfunction, sexual medicine, and human
relationships. She was immediate past president of the American Association of
Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Crenshaw received her B.A.
degree from Stanford University in 1964 and her M.D.
degree from the University of California at Irvine in 1969. She served in
the United States Navy from 1967 to 1973. Dr. Crenshaw was born September
and resides in San Diego, CA.
Richard M. DeVos, of Michigan. Mr. DeVos
cofounded Amway Corp. in 1959 and has since been
serving as president of the corporation. He attended the Calvin College in Michigan. Mr. DeVos served in the United States Air Force from 1944 to
1946. He was born March 4, 1926. Mr. DeVos is married, has four children, and resides in Grand Rapids, MI.<p>
Lee III, of Connecticut. Since 1969 Dr. Lee has
been a practicing physician at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, specializing in the
diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas. He was president of the general medical
staff at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital from 1972 to 1974 and
from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Lee earned his B.A. from Yale University in 1952 and his M.D.
from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1956. He was
born March 28, 1930, in New York City. Dr. Lee is married,
has three children, and resides in Greenwich, CT.
Frank Lilly, of New
York. Since 1976 Dr. Lilly
has been chairman of the genetics department of the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. He has also served as
a professor of genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 1974.
Dr. Lilly earned his B.S. degree from West Virginia University in 1951. He earned his
first Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris in 1958, majoring in
organic chemistry, and his second Ph.D. degree from the Cornell Graduate School
of Medical Sciences in 1965, majoring in biology. Dr. Lilly served in the
United States Army from January 1952 to December 1953. He was born August
in Charleston, WV, and resides in New York.
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., of Indiana. Dr. Myers is the health
commissioner for the State of Indiana and also serves as the
secretary of the Indiana State Board of Health. He has served in both of these
positions since 1985. Previously he was the physician health adviser for the
United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources in Washington, DC, from August to
December 1984. Dr. Myers earned his B.S. degree from Stanford University in 1973, for which he
received honors in biological studies. He earned his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1977 and his M.B.A.
degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1982. Dr. Myers
was born February 14, 1954, in Indiana. He is married, has two
children, and resides in Indianapolis, IN.
John Cardinal O'Connor, of New
York. John Cardinal O'Connor
was ordained a priest in 1945. He was named Archbishop of New York in 1984 and
Cardinal in 1985. John Cardinal O'Connor served as Bishop of Scranton, PA, in
1983. While in the United States Navy, 1952 - 1979, he was appointed Navy Chief
of Chaplains in 1974, and Titular Bishop of Cursola and Auxiliary to the Military Vicar in 1979. John
Cardinal O'Connor was born January 15, 1920, in Philadelphia, PA. He currently resides in
Penny Pullen, of Illinois. Miss Pullen was first
elected to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1976 and has been
serving in the State house since that time. In January 1987 she was appointed
house minority leader. Miss Pullen is the sponsor of AIDS-related legislation
in the State of Illinois. She earned her B.A.
degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1969. Miss Pullen
was born March 2, 1947, in Buffalo, NY. She currently resides
Cory SerVaas, of Indiana. Since 1973 Dr. SerVaas has been editor and publisher of the Saturday
Evening Post. She has also served as president and research director of the
Benjamin Franklin Library and Medical Society and medical director of the
Foundation for Preventative Medicine, 1976 to the present. Dr. SerVaas earned her A.B. degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism in 1946 and did postgraduate
work at Columbia University. She earned her M.D.
degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1969. Dr. SerVaas was born June 21,
in Pella, IA. She is married, has
five children, and resides in Indianapolis, IN.
William B. Walsh, of Maryland. Dr. Walsh founded
Project HOPE (Health Opportunity for People Everywhere) in 1958 and has been
serving as president and medical director since that time. He is also a
clinical professor of internal medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Walsh earned his
B.S. degree in 1940 from St. John's University in New York and his M.D. degree
from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1943. Dr. Walsh served in
the United States Navy, 1941 - 1954. He received the Presidential Medal of
Freedom in June 1987 and received the National Institute of Social Sciences
Gold Medal in 1977. Dr. Walsh was born April
in Brooklyn, NY. He is married, has
three children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.
James D. Watkins, U.S. Navy, Ret., of California. Admiral Watkins served
as the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, from 1982 to 1986. Prior to this
he was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1981 - 1982. Admiral
Watkins is a 1949 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received his masters degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1958. During his
military service, Admiral Watkins received several Distinguished Service
Medals, including three Legions of Merit and the Bronze Star. Admiral Watkins
was born March 7, 1927, in Alhambra, CA. He is married, has six
children, and resides in the District of Columbia.