Gina Allen

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Allen, Gina (3 July 1916 - 26 Dec 1993)

Gina Allen was a longtime Humanist Counselor and founder of the AHA Feminist Caucus in 1977. She served for many years on the executive council and as part of the leadership troika of the Division of Humanist Counseling (now known as the Division of Humanist Certification). Gina also represented the AHA and DHC on the board of the International Association of Humanist Educators, Counselors, and Leaders. She has served on the board of directors of the AHA, including as secretary.

Her professional career as a writer earned her some major awards. A Unitarian, she wrote Prairie Children (1941), On the Oregon Trail (1942), and Sod-House Days (1945). Intimacy, coauthored with the late Dr. Clem Martin, is recognized as a major work in its field. And she wrote copy for Dr. Joyce Brothers during a long period of professional association.

A memorial service honoring Gina was held on May 13, 1994, as part of the Feminist Caucus annual meeting at the AHA conference.

Allen, a signer of Humanist Manifesto II, was on the editorial board of The Humanist. She addressed the Tenth International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) World Congress held in Buffalo (1988).