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 Essex Class 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 (blog) named “The Pavellas Perspective,” the same name I used for my now dormant management consulting company. Over time, I created and now publish eight 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 with action based in San Francisco–a semi-‘hardboiled’ story.
I have lived in Stockholm since 2002.