Summary Bio

Born: Ronald Alexander Pavellas, 7 January 1937, San Francisco, California.
Parents: Artemis Helen Pagonis (1918-2008); Conrad Harpending Pavellas (1913-2000). Sibling: Diane Helen Pavellas (1942-2011)
Education: public schools in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Berkeley (California); master’s degree in public health (MPH), with an emphasis in hospital management (U.C. Berkeley, 1965).
Military: US Navy, 1954-1958; electronics technician aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard, CVA-31, 1956-1957.
Marriages: Patricia, 1959-1971; Mary, 1973-1994; Eva, 2002.
Children: Andrea, 1963; Gregory, 1967; Matthew, 1976; Alexander, 1981; Analiese, 1983. Employment: 1951-1963, many entry level and a few semi-skilled jobs; 1964-2002 hospitals, medical groups and related organizations.
Consulting and teaching: occasionally, from around 1975 and continuing.
Professional: officer of non-profit boards, hospital associations, and medical group advocacy organizations. Presented papers to the National Commission on Public General Hospitals, 1977-78. Testimony to government bodies in California and Alaska. Member of state commissions on hospital and medical care. Expert testimony in court and in legal hearings. Teacher of management at two California universities, and to private and community organizations. Founding Chairman of the County Hospital Committee of the California Hospital Association, 1978. Founding president of the English speaking Rotary Club in Stockholm, 2003.
Current focus: Writing. Since 2009 I have published articles in a what started as a general-topic magazine (weblog) named The Pavellas Perspective, the same name I used for my now dormant management consulting company. Over time, I created and now publish other blogs for specific categories of writings. I have written poetry, short stories, a family history and memoir of my early years, and am currently writing a novel. I have lived in Stockholm since 2002.

Other weblogs:

Being Old

Dear Grandma

Family Blog


12 Responses to Summary Bio

  1. Jane Van Hooser says:

    Hello Ron, This message is coming to you from Princeton, Ky., I hope that will ring a bell for you. Our local history and genealogy library, where I work is trying to pull together all our information about your family the Harpending’s. I am hoping so much you will clear up one particular thing for me. Asbury Harpending Sr., his wives, the first being Mary Puckett Odgen, I know about her. Next number two, I am not sure about getting her name correctly…Nancy Wright (Jones) Stubblefield, Clark, she went by Ann. I am guessing this can’t be right, this is what I have been able to pull out of others research. Was there a third and fourth wife? If you can fill me in, I would so appreciate your help. I know there are lots of people who have written about the Harpending family. But so many differ about the facts. I am hoping you can clear this up. Let me thank you in advance.

    Yours Truly,

    Jane Van Hooser

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.