Party affiliation: Democrat
Director staff development Carrier Foundation, Belle Mead, New Jersey, 1975-1978. Associate director nursing Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, San Francisco, 1978-1982. Executive director Santa Barbara Homeless Coalition/Affordable Housing Association, 1985-1992.
Director staff development Pinecrest Hospital, Santa Barbara, 1982-1987. Director of nursing, manager Schick Shadel Hospital, 1989-1993. Public health nurse First Steps Perinatal Outreach Program, Isla Vista, California, 1989-1992.
Manager inpatient psychiatry Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, 1991—2003. Member nursing faculty California State University, Hayward, since 2002. Member City County Committee on Homeless, Santa Barbara, 1985-1990.
Member City County Task Force on the Homeless Mentally Ill, Santa Barbara, 1985-1990. Member Santa Barbara County Alcoholism Advisory Board, 1986-1989.