Party affiliation: Republican
Staff nurse Mississippi Hospital School for Cerebral Palsy, Jackson, 1963. Staff nurse Lafayette County Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi, 1964. Clinic nurse University Mississippi Student Infirmary, 1964-1965.
Pediatric head nurse, pediatric/nursery supervisor Mississippi Baptist Hospital, Jackson, 1965-1967, staff nurse-operating room psychiatry and obstetrics, 1967. From pediatric clinic nurse to charge nurse Intensive Care Unit-burn unit University Medical Center, Jackson, 1967-1968, head nurse pediatric endocrine pulmonary, oncology, 1969-1971. Assistant director nursing service Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi, 1971-1975, from director nursing service to assistant executive director, since 1976.
Member advisory committee Meridian Community College, 1980-1989, Master of Health Administration-MNA-MSMA-MHCC liaison com, 1982-1984, Deans and Directors Liaison Committee, 1982-1984.
Board directors Meridian Smymphony League, 1983-1988, honorary board, since 1988. Member Educational Council-Concern for Dying, Meridian, 1985, Lauderdale County Interagency Council, Meridian, 1985-1987, Meridian Industrial Foundation, 1989-1993, American Red Cross. Member American Organization Nurse Executives, Mental Health Association (board directors 1994-1999), American Nurses Association (In Search of Excellence award 1989), Mississippi Hospital Association-Organisation Nurse Executives (chairman communications committee 1980-1984, 88—, president 1982-1983), board directors 1980-1984, 88-91, chairman recognition committee 1984, Mississippi organization executive 1991 recognition award), Mississippi Nurses Assn (state Health affairs committee 1985-1986, delegate to conventions, finance committee 1990-1992, membership committee, program committee vice president, board directors Nurse of Year award district 16, 1983, Administrative Nurse of Year award 1987, MBH-Gilfoy Alumni Association 1993-1997).