Party affiliation: Democrat
Vocational nurse St. Margaret Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, 1972-1974, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1974-1975, Jacksonville (Florida) Memorial Hospital, 1975-1976, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, 1976-1977, Spring Branch Memorial Hospital, Houston, 1977-1978. Speech pathologist Home Health-Home Care, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1979-1980, assistant director speech pathology Houston, 1981-1983. Director speech pathology, 1983-1984.
Speech pathologist, rehabilitation coordinator Home Nursing and Therapy Services, San Antonio, 1985-1988. Staff speech pathologist Rehabilitation Unit Southwest General Hospital, 1987-1988. Staff speech pathologist on rehabilitation unit Sarasota (Florida) Memorial Hospital, 1988-1989, rehabilitation specialist, since 1989, director dysphagia program comprehensive rehabilitation unit, since 1992.
Member American Speech Language Hearing Association, Texas Speech Language Hearing Association, Southwestern Aphasiology Society (vice president educational affairs 1983-1985), Suncoast Speech and Hearing Association, Houston Association Communications Disorders (vice president 1982-1984), San Antonio Speech Language Hearing Association.