Bachelor of science in nursing summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 1960; MSN, Yale University, 1965; Certified in Nurse-Midwifery, Yale University, 1965.
Various positions, associate director nursing, Ross laboratories, Columbus, 1958-1963, 62-65; research and teaching faculty, Yale University Graduate Program, New Haven, 1965-1966; teacher, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1966-1969; program nurse consultant, South Carolina. State Board Health, Columbia, 1969-1971; nursing director, S.E. Tennessee Area Health Education Center, Chattanooga, 1972-1974; president, program nurse, Ports, Inc. and Mary A. Brown Center for Handicapped, Chattanooga, 1974-1981, 81-82; adjunct faculty, supervisor, U. Tennessee, Valley Psychiatric Hospital, Chattanooga, 1983-1984, 84; consultant, Lee College, Cleveland, Tennessee, 1986; supervisor, Hamilton County Nursing Home and Pine Breeze Youth Center, Chattanooga, 1987-1988, 88-89; training development coordinator, Superior Home Health Care, Chattanooga, since 1989.
Member American College Nurse-Midwives, Yale University Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau.
Children: David Richard, Brian Elton.