Board directors lay midwifery chair City of Brownsville Health Department, 1991, member committee on teen pregnancy, 1989. Member NAACOG-Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, National Nurses Association, American Academy Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioner Foundation (secretary since 1996), Valley Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners (southern regional representative 1988-1992), Hispanic Nurses Association.
Associate Degree in Nursing, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois, 1974. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Texas, Brownsville, 1997. Certified childbirth educator, University Texas Science Center, San Antonio, 1979.
Certified women's healthcare practitioner, University Texas Science Center, San Antonio, 1984.
Charge nurse, alcoholic counselor St. Joseph Medical Center, Aurora, Illinois, 1974-1975. Charge nurse medical floor Brownsville (Texas) Medical Center, 1975-1976. Lay midwifery coordinator City of Brownsville Health Department, 1976-1981.
Home and primary health nurse supervisor Texas Visiting Nurse Service, Brownsville, 1981-1982. Staff nurse to women's health nurse practitioner Texas Department Health, Harlingen, 1982-1984. Nurse practitioner VA Outpatient Clinic, McAllen, Texas, 1985-1986.
Owner Home Health Agency, 1986-1987. Nurse practitioner Cameron County Health Department, Brownsville, 1987-1995. Owner, operator K.I.D.S. and Alternative Health Care Clinic, 1993-1995.
Nurse practitioner, medical associate Boca Chica Women's Clinic and K.I.D.S., 1995-1997. Clinical coordinator, nurse practitioner Rio Grande Women's Clinic Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen, Texas, since 1997. Speaker American Public Health Association Conference Lay Midwifery, 1979, Texas State Senate Lay Midwifery, 1979, Texas American Medical Association Law Midwifery, 1979.