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Richard Edward Kinney (’ 77 AB), 61, of Hillsborough; March 7, 2014. Kinney retired as parks
and recreation director in Carrboro, where he
worked for 27 years. He helped develop several
parks, including Carrboro Community Park. ◆
Deborah Walker Robinson (’ 77 BSPHR), 59, of
Newton; Jan. 25, 2014. Robinson owned and
managed the family business, Walker’s Pharmacy
in Newton, with her two sisters and was its managing pharmacist. Previously, she worked in pharmacies in Hickory and Maiden. ◆ Dennis Joseph
Salmon (’ 77, ’ 76 PhD), 66, of Gastonia; March
16, 2014. Salmon worked with the Lithium Corp.
for 20 years as a research chemist and held patents on lithium serine. ◆ Teresa Zander Weddle
(’ 77 MPH), 68, of Hillsborough; Feb. 25, 2014.
From 1971 to 2012, Weddle was a registered
nurse at Duke Medical Center, where she also
managed the Employee Health Clinic. ◆ Helen
Littell Winslow (’ 77 JD), 61, of Wilmington, Del.;
March 23, 2014. During her law career, Winslow
practiced intellectual property law and was general counsel of H.D. Lee Co. and president of the
Delaware Bar Association. The editor-in-chief of
the Delaware Law Review from 2000 to 2004,
she received the Chief Justice Hermann Professionalism Award from the Delaware Bar Association in 2013. At UNC, she belonged to Order of
the Coif and was Law Review editor.
Dr. David Joseph Ballard (’ 78 AB; ’ 83 MD; ’ 84,
’ 83 MPH; ’ 91, ’ 90 PhD) of Dallas has been
named chief quality officer for Baylor Scott &
White Health, the newly formed parent company for the combined health systems of Scott
& White Healthcare and Baylor Health Care
System. Ballard also leads the STEEEP Global
Institute at Baylor. In 2013, Ballard published
Achieving STEEEP Health Care, which was selected for a 2014 Shingo Research and Professional
Publication Award. The book describes Baylor’s
strategies for accountable care and improved
patient and operational outcomes.
Jacqueline Marie Reese (’ 79 AB) of Fairfax, Va.,
has retired after 30 years with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dena Castanes Peterson (’ 79 MPH), 88, of
Asheville; Feb. 8, 2014. A retired registered nurse,
Peterson was a head nurse, occupational health
nurse and supervisor of the Buncombe County Department of Health. She served several terms on
the N.C. Board of Nursing and was godmother of
the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville.
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