Party affiliation: Democrat
Staff nurse Applachian Reg. Hospital, Williamson, Kentucky, 1973-1983. Nursing instructor Southern West Virginia Community College, West Virginia, 1979-1983.
Area program coordinator West Virginia Department of Health, Charleston, 1983-1990. Coordinator sudden infant death syndrome program West Virginia Department Health, 1989-1990. Administrator Boone County Health Department, Madison, West Virginia, since 1990.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Member Black Diamond Girl Scout Council. Member American Association of University Women (treasurer, board directors Mingo-Pike branch 1989-1995), American Academy Nurse Practitioners, West Virginia League Nurses (treasurer 1989-1992), West Virginia Public Health Association (vice chair public health nursing section 1991-1992, chair 1992-1993), Sigma Theta Tau (Zeta Nu chapter).