Party affiliation: Republican
Staff nurse, intensive care unit West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, 1967—1968. Staff nurse, coronary care unit Fairmont General Hospital, West Virginia, 1969—1971. Surgical nurse practitioner, evening emergency room supervisor Fairmont Clinic, 1971—1977.
Paramedic instructor, coordinator regions 6 and 7 Emergency Medical Services, Fairmont, 1977—1980. Member curriculum and training committee West Virginia Office Emergency Medical Services, 1977—1980. Practical tester National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians, 1979.
Cardiac rehabilitation nurse United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1980—1981. Private practice nurse clinician Fairmont, since 1980. Associate in-service education coordinator Fairmont General Hospital, West Virginia, 1981—1985, with, since 1985.
Medical nurse educator West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., since 1985. Speaker in field.
Treasurer United Methodist Women's Group, 1981—1983. Member of American Nurses Association, Council Clinical Nurse Specialists, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association (basic cardiac support instructor since 1978, advanced cardiac life support instructor since 1978, faculty West Virginia affiliate since 1979, nursing committee West Virginia affiliate since 1981), Business and Professional Women's Organization, Nurses Coalition Action Politics, West Virginia Nurses Association (chairman district general and economic welfare committee, member committee 1978-1981), Y-Sqs. Square Dance Club (president 1981-1983).