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Dorothea E. de Zafra-Atwell, MPIA

Dorothea de Zafra-AtwellOccupation: Director of Science Education; Senior Program Analyst (Retired)
Born: Rochester, New York, April 8, 1942

Education:
Diploma in Information Resources Management, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. (1994)
Management Intern, Legislation and Policy Analyst, U.S. Public Health Service, Rockville, MD (1969-1974)
Master of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (1965)
BA in Non-Western Civilizations, University of Rochester, Magna Cum Laude (1963)

Certifications:
Credentialed Long-Term Care Ombudsman (2010)

Career:
Senior Program Analyst, Science Education Program Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Bethesda, MD (1996-2003)
Information Systems Security Program Manager, U.S. Public Health Service, Rockville, MD (1984-1996)
Privacy Act Officer, Health Agencies Information Practices Program Development, U.S. Public Health Service, Rockville, MD (1974-1984)
Legislative, Program and Management Analyst, U.S. Public Health Service (1970-1974)
Assistant to the Director, Study Abroad Program, The City University of New York (1967-1969)
New England Regional Executive, World University Service, New York City, NY (1965-1967)

Career Related:
Executive Board, Council of Former Federal Executives and Associates (2010-2016); Preparatory, Intergenerational Summit on Aging (2015); Commencement Speaker, “Life After GSPIA: Success is in Dealing with Plan B,” Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (2006); Speaker, “Needs for the Nineties: Growing Professionalization of Security Training and Security Trainers,” 16th National Computer Security Conference (1993); Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, United States Public Health Service; Newsletter Editor, American Society of Access Professionals

Civic:
Chair, History Committee, Neighborhood Community Association, Rochester, NY (2018-Present); Lifelong Learning Advisory Council, University of Rochester (2011-Present); Montgomery County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Maryland (2011); Point Person, Educational Programming for Seniors, Local Church (2004-2011); Election Operations Judge, County Board of Elections (2008-2010); Alumni Council, International Alumni Liaison, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association (2004-2006); Volunteer Site Excavator, Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Alexandria, VA (1990-1991); Archaeology Consultant, Guest Instructor, Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted and Talented Elementary School Students, Alexandria City Schools, Alexandria, VA (1987-1988); Volunteer, Archaeological Field Teams, Earthwatch Institute, Copán, Honduras (1985-1986); Excavation Volunteer, Earthwatch, Nevada (1974); Adult Religious Education Committee and Small Group Discussion Facilitator, Local Unitarian Universalist Church

Creative Works:
Author, “Personal Steps to a Healthy Choice: A Woman’s Guide” (2000); Author, “Identification of At-Risk Drinking and Intervention with Women of Child-Bearing Age: A Guide for Primary Care Providers,” National Institutes of Health (1999); Author, “Identification and Care of Fetal Alcohol-Exposed Children: A Guide for Primary Care Providers,” National Institutes of Health (1999); Co-Author, Workgroup Chair, “Information Technology Security Training Requirements: A Role- and Performance-Based Model,” Special Publication 800-16, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce (1994-1998); Co-Author, “Professional Standards and Ethics: A Workbook for Public Administrators,” American Society for Public Administration (1979); Co-Author, “A Management Model for the Implementation of Omnibus Legislation: A Case Study from the United States Public Health Service,” Public Administration Review (1978)

Awards:
Recipient, Volunteer Service Award, Commencement Speaker, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (2006); Recipient, Equal Employment Opportunity Special Achievement Award, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (1998); Honoree, Educator of the Year, Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (1997); Recipient, Federal 100 Award, Federal Computer Week Magazine (1995); Recipient, Exemplary Service Award, Assistant Secretary for Health (1994); Recipient, Special Recognition Award, United States Department of Health and Human Services (1982); Recipient, Various Professional and Academic Recognitions

Memberships:
Former Election Operations Judge, County Board of Elections (2008-2010); Career Workshop Panelist, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association (2008); Member, Leadership Council, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association (2004-2006); Former Member, Diversity Council, National Institutes of Health (1999-2002); Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society; Member, Mensa International Limited; Founding Member, Former President, Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association; Former Executive Board Member, Federal Computer Security Program Managers’ Forum; Former Newsletter Editor, American Society of Access Professionals; Former Member, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee, American Society for Public Administration

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Religion:
Unitarian Universalism

Family:
Daughter of Carlos de Zafra Jr. and Dorothea Schwartz (Michelsen) de Zafra
Widow: Wilbur Munroe Atwell (8/11/2001 – 2014) (Deceased)
Carlos de Zafra, Sr. (Grandfather) (Deceased, 10/2017)
Robert Lee de Zafra (Uncle)

Hobbies:
Archaeology; Volunteering; Gardening; Traveling; Mentoring; History; Current events; Elder advocacy; Learning

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)

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