Party affiliation: Democrat
- Staff nurse Brian Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1966-1967, Veterans Administration Hospital, Milwaukee, 1967-1969, Kansas City, Missouri, 1969-1972. Nursing instructor Kansas City Communications College, Kansas, since 1973. Cardiovascular nurse specialist Methodist Hospital, Houston, 1973.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Member American Association of University Women, National Education Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Kansas State Nurses Association(president district II 1980-1982, 2002-2004, chair district newsletter 1980-2000, editor newsletter 1980-1998, District 2 board directors since 2001, Second vice president 1986-1990, 1st vice president 1990-1992, secretary district II since 1993, vice president 1993-1995), National League for Nursing, Gerontological Nurses Association, Kansas Nurses Foundation (board directors 1990-1991, secretary since 1992, president-elect since 1995, president 1997-2002, board trustees since 2002), Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Kappa Gamma.