Party affiliation: Republican
Nursing assistant Bethany St. Joseph Health Care Ctr, La Crosse, 1978—1981. Staff and charge nurse Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1983—1984. Hemodialysis charge nurse St. Mary's Health Services, 1984—1990, peritoneal dialysis nurse, 1990—1998.
Clinical manager peritoneal dialysis home training Gambro Healthcare Patient Services, Wyoming, Michigan, 1998—2000. Center director Gamgro Healthcare Grand Rapids Clinic, 2000—2001, Physicians Dialysis, Inc., Grand Rapids, since 2001. Speaker, educator in field.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Board directors, health chairman Sparta (Michigan) Preschool, 1992-1994. Board directors Sparta Schools Parent Teacher Commission, 1997-1999. Member of National Kidney Foundation (council nephrology nurses since 1991), American Nephrology Nurses Association (education committee Michigan chapter since 1986).