Commander Janece Young, 48, was
born in the Margaret Hague Hospital, Jersey City, New
Jersey, the only child of Chief Petty Officer Peter and Mary
Young. Her father had been stationed at the Bayonne Naval
Shipyard and upon retirement, moved to Jersey City. Janece
went to the public Schools and graduated, with Honor, from
Dickinson High School. She attended Johns Hopkins
University and studied pre-med, graduating Cum Laude.
Offered a number of venues for her talents, she opted for
the Navy and took a commission as an ensign. She continued
her medical studies at Johns Hopkins and integrated them
along with computer studies, feeling that this was the wave
of the future. Upon graduation from Medical School, she
took her residency at Bethesda and was then assigned her
first posting at the Norfolk Naval Base Hospital.
Janece Young was recruited by
Caitlin Crane for the Nelson, based on a meeting she
had with her several years earlier at a computer
conference. The conference had featured leading edge
medical technology and Janece had been a featured
presenter. She and Caitlin struck up a conversation and it
had led to the development of a friendship. Janece also had
a long standing friendship with Will Jamison, Chief Medical
Officer (CMO) of the Seaview, that began during her
residency at Bethesda when he spent a sabbatical there as an
interim department head just before his retirement.
When the Nelson was being
planned, Young was contacted and she came on board, helping
to design the Med Bay on the new boat and enabling state of
the art technology to be installed and personnel to be
trained to use it before the boat was even ready to sail.
In addition, she worked with Dr. Frank Lerner and Dr. Rachel
Adams to bring the Institute's Medical Center to top
Janece never married,
considering her job her ‘marriage.’ She is a warm and
caring person, but also believes that the Doctor, in this
case CMO of the boat, sets the tone in the Sick Bay and with
the crew. She has heard the stories of the Command Crew of
the Seaview and the strength of the boat in the face
of fire, and expects that the tone of the Nelson's
command staff will be much the same.
Through Caitlin Crane and Will
Jamison, she had thorough familiarity with the Institute and
its’ people before she arrived, and her willingness to share
her expertise, particularly in the computer area was
appreciated by all. She is a firm believer in the 'chain of
command' but also understands that on a boat like the
Nelson, some rules are made to be broken.
Like Will Jamison on the
Seaview, she expects to have her battles with the young
crew of the Nelson. Yet she also realizes, that if history
is an indicator, the men and women of the Nelson will
give their all to their missions, and leave it to the
Medical Staff to try and make right in terns of their
Her areas of specialty are Trauma Medicine
and computers, and she puts both to good use in the Sickbay
of the Nelson.