Party affiliation: Democrat
Private labor nurse, prenatal educator Ruark Clinic P.A., Raleigh, 1978-1979. Staff nurse labor and delivery Wake Medical Center, 1975-1978, 79-80, staff nurse post-anesthesia care unit, 1980-1985, supervisor labor and delivery, 1985-1986, staff nurse III post-anesthesia care unit, 1986-1992, supervisor post anesthesia care unit, 1992-1995. Supervisor Day Surgery Center, 1995-1999.
Director surgical services Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield, North Carolina, since 1999.
Volunteer United Way, Raleigh, 1989, Jim Hunt for Governor Campaign, Raleigh, 1985, 92. Member Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society Post Anesthesia Nurses (governmental affairs committee 1990-1991), North Carolina Association Post Anesthesia Nurses (newsletter editor 1989-1991, chair nominations committee 1990-1991, chair membership committee 1991-1992, vice president 1991-1992, president since 1992, liaison 1993, alternate director to American Society Post Anesthesia Nurses since 1994, director research 1998-2000, Post-anesthesia care unit Nurse of Year 1995), Triangle Area Post Anesthesia Nurses (charter member, president 1988), North Carolina Nurses Association, Association OR Nurses (board directors since 1999, chair ways and means committee since 1999, delegate to Area OR Nurses Congress 2000).