Party affiliation: Democrat
Institutional counselor, social services department Center Louisiana State Hospital, Pineville, 1967-1968, 70-74. Psychiatric social worker department child psychiatry Western Missouri Mental Health Center, Kansas City, 1974-1976. Director child care, then director treatment The Spofford Home, 1976-1982, interim executive director, 1983, president, chief executive officer, since 1983.
Member Spofford Ozanam Services, Inc., board directors. Member advisory council Health Education Coalition. Board directors Gillis Ozanam Spofford Consortium, Inc.
Subcommittee chair Governor's Committee on Children and Youth, Missouri, 1980-1981. Member Western Missouri Psychiatric Advisory Council, 1986, ad hoc committee Jackson County, Missouri Mental Health Levy Board, 1991, Missouri State Task Force for Investigation of Institutional Abuse, 1991. Treasurer children, youth, and family section United Methodist Association Health and Welfare Ministries, Dayton, Ohio, 1988-1990.
People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.