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Renee J. Amoore

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Executive
Nurse

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Potato Chips
Favorite Time of Year:
Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Cut Through The Chase. What's The Bottom Line?

Birthplace

Born:
1/24/1953
Birth Location:
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Executive
Nurse

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
Potato Chips
Favorite Time of Year:
Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Cut Through The Chase. What's The Bottom Line?

Birthplace

Born:
1/24/1953
Birth Location:
Bryn Mawr
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Biography

Health care advocate Renee J. Amoore was born on January 24, 1953 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to Juanita Ramsey, a domestic worker and nurse, and John Ramsey, a school bus driver. Amoore has earned a reputation for her innovative approaches to treating mental illness and other disorders.

Amoore (then Ramsey) was trained at the Harlem School of Nursing and served as head emergency room nurse at New York's Harlem Hospital. While working as evening and night program coordinator at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Amoore earned a bachelor's degree at Antioch College in 1979. Antioch University granted her a master's degree in administration in 1982. By that time, Amoore was already working as a supervisor of Wordsworth Academy's hospital program in Pennsylvania. In 1986, the Philadelphia Center for Developmental Services, Inc. hired her as a program director. Growth Horizons, Inc., an organization running group homes for people with mental illness and substance abuse problems, employed Amoore in 1988 where she worked until 1996, becoming its vice president and chief operating officer.

In 1995, Renee Amoore founded a health care management and consulting firm called the Amoore Group in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The company includes Amoore Health Systems, Inc., a local service provider and health care consultant; 521 Management Group, Inc., a public relations and governmental liaison business; and Ramsey Educational and Development Institute, Inc., which provides programs focusing on job creation and workplace diversity. Amoore's political connections serve her well. In 1992, she was elected to Pennsylvania's Republican State Committee and became the deputy chair in 1996.

Amoore has taught as an adjunct professor at Drexel University, Antioch University and Lincoln University. Her civic commitments include membership in the NAACP, the American Legion Auxiliary and the African American Museum of Philadelphia's Advisory Board. She serves as a deacon at Saints Memorial Baptist Church and a guest host on a WHAT-AM community talk show. Honors Amoore has received include the Artemis Award from the Euro-American Women's Council in Greece, the Evelyn McPhail Award for Republican Activist of the Year, the NAACP Award for Community Services in Education and the Madam C.J. Walker Award from the Coalition of 100 Black Women. She and her husband, Joseph Amoore, have one daughter, Cherie.

Renee J. Amoore was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 10, 2002.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Renee Amoore's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Renee Amoore lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Renee Amoore talks about her family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Renee Amoore talks about her mother, Juanita Ramsey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Renee Amoore describes her father, John Ramsey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Renee Amoore describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Renee Amoore describes her childhood home
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Renee Amoore talks about an experience with racial discrimination in middle school that led to changes in the school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Renee Amoore talks about her grades
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Renee Amoore talks about her childhood activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Renee Amoore talks about the demographics of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Renee Amoore describes her experience at Haverford High School
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Renee Amoore talks about her mentors and activities at Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Renee Amoore talks about high school gang activity
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Renee Amoore talks about her high school band and its covers of songs by Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Renee Amoore talks about applying to nursing school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Renee Amoore describes her first day in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Renee Amoore describes learning about the black experience as a student in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Renee Amoore talks about becoming accepted by other students at Harlem Hospital
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Renee Amoore describes her hands-on experience at Harlem Hospital
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Renee Amoore describes learning about discipline as a student nurse at Harlem Hospital
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Renee Amoore talks about an influential teacher at Harlem Hospital, Ms. Renee Johnson
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Renee Amoore describes the positive aspects of Harlem
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Renee Amoore talks about working as a nurse in the South Bronx
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Renee Amoore describes her career as a nurse
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Renee Amoore talks about the founding of Amoore Health Systems, Inc., 521 Management Group, and the Ramsey Educational Development Institute (REDI)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Renee Amoore describes the different arms of the Amoore Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Renee Amoore talks about the Amoore Group's work in South Africa
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Renee Amoore describes her decision to run for the school board director in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Renee Amoore talks about running for the school board in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Renee Amoore talks about her transition from local to state to national political levels
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Renee Amoore talks about her role in the 2000 Republican National Convention
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Renee Amoore describes important Republican issues
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Renee Amoore talks about other black Republicans including HistoryMaker General Colin L. Powell, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Condoleeza Rice
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Renee Amoore talks about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Renee Amoore discusses reparations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Renee Amoore talks about President Bill Clinton
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Renee Amoore talks about Mayor John Street's administration in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Renee Amoore describes working on Tom Ridge's gubernatorial campaign
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Renee Amoore talks about Tom Ridge and the Department of Homeland Security
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Renee Amoore describes her hopes and concerns for the African American Community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Renee Amoore contemplates running for public office
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Renee Amoore reflects on her mother's pride in her
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Renee Amoore reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Renee Amoore talks about how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Renee Amoore narrates her photographs, pt.1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Renee Amoore narrates her photographs, pt.2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Renee Amoore narrates her photographs, pt.3