Maureen O’Keefe Doran ‘71

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1971

Maureen O’Keefe Doran, MSN, established the first mental health nurse liaison position in Colorado and is founder and was president of the Denver chapter of the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs. After 25 years as liaison, Maureen earned the Secretary’s Award for Nurse Excellence from the Veterans’ Administration.

Maureen has been steadfastly loyal to YSN. In 2001, she was recipient of YSN’s Distinguished Alumna Award, and in 2004, she was recipient of the University’s highest alumni recognition, the Yale Medal. She is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Husband Kip (MD ’73) and she were Peace Corps volunteers in Botswana from 2009 to 2011.

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