Diploma, Butler County Memorial Hospital School Nursing, Butler, Pennsylvania, 1973. Certified enterostomal therapist, Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) School Enterostomal Therapy, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 1980.
Master of Science in Nursing, University Pittsburgh, 1983.
Pediatric staff nurse Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, 1973-1975, assistant head nurse pediatrics, staff development instructor, 1978-1980, head nurse pediatrics, 1980-1982, staff nurse medical/surgical unit, 1983-1984. Office nurse Freeport (Pennsylvania) Medical Association, 1982-1983. Assistant professor nursing Community College Allegheny County, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 1984.
Private duty nurse Pittsburgh Nursing Specialists, 1984-1986. Private duty nurse, consultant pediatric patients Norelle Nursing Agency, Mars, Pennsylvania, 1987-1988. Head nurse pediatric/adult orthopedic unit, consultant enterostomal therapy Butler (Pennsylvania) Memorial Hospital, 1985-1988.
Emergency room staff nurse Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, 1988-1990, assistant head nurse emergency room, 1990-1995, staff nurse emergency room, 1995-2000. Accreditation coordinator Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, since 2000.