Eligibility worker Department Economic Security, State of Kentucky, Barbourville, 1972-1974. Social worker Department Social Services, 1974-1976, social services trainer, consultant Frankfort, 1977-1978, budget analyst, 1978-1980, administrative assistant, 1980-1981, administrative supervisor, 1981, executive assistant, 1981-1985, principal assistant, 1985-1988, deputy commissioner, 1988-1992, commissioner, since 1992. Member Kentucky Attorney Gen's.
Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse, Kentucky Child Labor Task Force, Kentucky Multi-Disciplinary Commission on Child Sexual Abuse, Kentucky Crime Commission (member juvenile justice advisory committee), Kentucky Children's Justice Act Task Force, Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Center Task Force, Kentucky Child Care Policy Council, Kentucky Advisory Council on the Homeless, Kentucky Early Intervention System Interagy. Coordinator Council, Kentucky Gender Fairness Standing Committee (member subcommittee on domestic violence), Kentucky Birth Surveillance Advisory Committee, Kentucky Long Range Juvenile Detention Planning Committee, Kentucky State Interagy. Council for Children and Youth.
Chair American Public Welfare Assn's. Children, Families and Adult Services Committee.