Campaign manager Republican Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore, 1982. Board directors Coleman Advisers for Children and Youth, 1987-1995, San Francisco International Program, 1987-1995, California Social Work Education Center, 1991-1995, Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement, 1992-1995, American Jewish Congress, N. California, 1994-1995, Council International Programs, 1995, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, 1997-1999. Chair Children's Budget Task Force City of San Francisco, 1989-1992.
Member Mayor's Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, San Francisco, 1988-1991. Member steering committee Poverty Action Alliance, 1993-1995. Member advisory committee Montreal Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy, since 1995.
Member Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice, Michigan, since 2004. Member National Association of Social Workers (delegate 1990-1992, 94-96, chair peace and justice committee 1992-1997), Council on Social Work Education (committee on status of women 1989-1992, board directors 1993-1997, chair commission on educational policy 1994-1997), American History Association, Social Welfare Action Alliance, Society for Social Work and Research, Association for Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Association Community Organizations and Social Adminstrn, National Association of Child Advocates.