Party affiliation: Republican
Diploma in nursing, New England Baptist Hospital School Nursing, 1965. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, State University of New York, 1979. Master of Science in Education, Elmira College, 1981.
Master of Science in Human Services, Cornell University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services, Cornell University, 1983.
Staff nurse New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, 1965-1966, 70-71. Nurse teacher health Post School District, Corning, New York, 1973-1979. Project coordinator Steuben-Alleg Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, Painted Post, 1979-1981.
Teaching assistant, lecturer Cornell University, Ithaca, 1981-1983. Executive director American Red Cross, Elmira, 1983-1987. Executive vice president Delaware division American Cancer Society, Wilmington, 1987-1997, chief cancer control officer Mid-Atlantic, 1997—2003, chief mission officer South Atlantic Division, since 2003.
Consultant New York State Education Department, Albany, 1983, Corning-Painted Post School District, Corning, 1981-1982.
Member alumni board College Human Ecology. Secretary New York State division American Cancer Society, 1982, board directors, 1979. Member New York State Federation Professional Health Educators (president 1983), New York State Academy of Sciences, Delaware Public Health Association (president 1991), Forum of Executive Women (president 1997).