In the early 1980s, Gail worked as an Electroencephalographic Technologist at Metropolitan Hospital and participated in the Training Fund’s first Associate Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering through Temple University. Gail was the only woman to participate in the first class, helping to break the gender barrier in the hospital engineering departments. Gail quickly became “one of the guys” while giving them motherly support – almost the entire class graduated and went on to work and eventually lead several hospital engineering departments, as well as Bell Laboratories. Gail was hired by HUP following receipt of her degree and moved up the ranks to supervisor, providing oversight to the biomedical department for over three decades and pioneering the role of women in engineering. All through these years, Gail has never forgotten District 1199C and the Training Fund, making herself available to tutor math, to mentor others, and to help plan a future 40th anniversary Training Fund celebration.

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