Denomination: Roman Catholic
Certified licensed practical nurse, Minneapolis Vocational Institute, 1970. Associate of Arts in Nursing, Normandale Community College, 1976. Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administrator, College of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois, 1984.
Master of Science in Health Services Administration, College of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois, 1986.
- License practical nurse Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Minnesota, 1970-1976, staff nurse Cardiac Care Unit, 1976-1980, education and training specialist, 1980-1985, coordinator quality assurance, 1985-1986. Assistant director nursing services Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, 1986-1993, vice president patient care services, since 1993.