Party affiliation: Republican
Assistant administrator Care More, Inc., Chattanooga, 1980-1981. Director development/administration Macon (Georgia) Health Care Center, 1981-1982. Administrator Sierra Health Care Center, Truth or Consequence, New Mexico, 1982-1984, Belen (New Mexico) Health Care Center, 1984-1985.
Assistant director operations/administration West Mesa Health Care Center, Albuquerque, 1985-1986. Administrator Hobbs (New Mexico) Health Care Center, 1986-1987. Director administrative services Care More, Inc., Macon, 1987-1988.
Administrator, executive director Aloha Health Care Center, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 1988-1990. Senior vice president Aloha Management Company, 1990-1996, 1993-1996. Executive director, vice president Health Quality Management Group The Rehabilitation Center of Beverly Hills, 1996-1997.
President The Heaton Group, Albuquerque, 1997-2000. Owner, president LTC Alliance Nursing Home Consultanting Firm, since 2000. Registered preceptor Hawaii Administrator-in-Training Program, 1989-1993.
With United States Air Force, 1972-1978, United States National Guard, 1974-1978. Fellow American College Health Care Administrators (president, secretary 1989-1991), Hawaii Long Term Care Association (president 1992-1994), Rotary (president-elect Windward Oahu chapter, director community services 1988-1990, Rotarian of Year award 1990, Distinguished Service award 1995).