Denomination: Roman Catholic
Diploma in nursing, St. Mary of Nazareth School, 1967. Pediatric nurse clinician certified, University Virginia, 1973. Bachelor, Occidental College, 1977.
Master in Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979. Perioperative nursing certified, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990. Public health nurse certified, California State University, Long Beach, 1982.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1968, advanced through grades to brigidier general, 1998, charge nurse, staff nurse Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, 1968-1970, Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan, 1970-1972, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1972-1974. Chief flight nurse 146 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Van Nuys, California, 1977-1992. Chief Air National Guard nursing services Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 1992-1998.
Assistant to director of medical readiness and nursing services Air National Guard, Bolling Air Force Base, 1998—2001. Retired United States Air Force, 2001. Chief administrative office County Los Angeles Executive Office, since 2001.
Clinical instructor California State University.A., 1974-1977. Field placement supervisor graduate program California State University, Northridge, 1981-1987. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, 1974-1977, Headstart Foundation, East Los Angeles, 1977-1980.
Director nursing and health services American Red Cross, Pasadena, California, 1980-1990, member advisory committee nurse assistant training program, Washington, 1989-1991, educational nurse consultant, Los Angeles, 1990-1992, consultant nurse assistant training, 1989. Perioperative nurse University of California at Los Angeles, 1990-1991.