Jacquelyn Gentry, 76, who retired from the American Psychological Association in 2002 as director of its public interest initiatives, died March 26 at Oakview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Silver Spring. She was a Glenn Dale resident.
The cause was aspiration pneumonia and complications from a car accident about four years ago, said her partner, Sally Phillips.
Dr. Gentry spent 13 years with the American Psychological Association and earlier worked 22 years with the National Institute of Mental Health, where she had served as chief of the science communication and mental health education branches.
She also had been an AIDS training evaluation specialist at NIMH and helped create an interactive video on adolescent suicide that received an award from the Association of Visual Communicators. She also received a U.S. Public Health Service special recognition award for work on developing an AIDS hotline.
Jacquelyn Ann Hogue was a native of Dayton, Tenn., and a 1958 graduate of Stetson University in Florida. She received a master’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University in 1960 and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1973.
She was an officer of the Feminist Institute, a group that organized tours and other events with a focus on women. She was a founding member and past president of Washington Women Outdoors, a nonprofit organization that conducts activities such as hiking and climbing.
Her other memberships included the Bowie Senior Chorale and the Arundelair Chorus, a barbershop group.
Her marriage to Paul R. “Ron” Hall ended in divorce in the mid-1980s. She then took her mother’s maiden name, Gentry, as her surname.
Survivors include her partner of 23 years, Sally J. Phillips of Glenn Dale; two children from her marriage, Jennifer H. Boyer of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey R. Hall of Rockville; a brother; and five grandchildren.
— Adam Bernstein