Party affiliation: Democrat
Bachelor in Theology, Dominican College, Blauvelt, Ny, 1971. Master of Arts in Sacred Scripture, St. Joseph's College, Yonkers, New York, 1974. AS in Nursing Science, Daytona Community College, 1976.
Bachelor in Psychology, University Northern Florida, 1984. Doctor in Sacred Theology (honorary), Belmont Abbey, North Carolina, 1977.
With Dominican Sisters, 1966, laicized, 1981. Psychological counselor North Carolina Prison Systems, 1966—1967. Crisis counselor St. Dominic's Home, Blauvelt, New York, 1970—1971.
Open heart surgical nurse Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1971—1974. Co-director, consultant Coping with Death and Positive Healing, Human Resource Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1976—1978. Consultant Florida Hospice Association, Jacksonville, 1978—1986, North-East Florida Council Drug Abuse, Jacksonville, 1982—1984.
Director outreach program East Coast Migrant Health Project, Putnam County, Florida, 1979—1982. Director adolescent drug rehabilitation St. John's River Hospital, Jacksonville, 1982—1984. Rehabilitation specialist International Rehabilitation Association, since 1985.