Bachelor in Social Studies and Secondary Education, College of Misericordia, Dallas, Pennsylvania, 1967. Master of Science in Counselor Education, Duquesne University, 1977.
Teacher remedial reading, Crestwood School District, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, 1978-1979; psychotherapist, Hazleton/Nanticoke (Pennsylvania) Mental Health Mental Retardation, 1979-1980; drug and alcohol prevention specialist, Awareness Inc., Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1980-1983; psychiatric therapist, 1st Hospital Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1983-1988; director volumes and environmental services, Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, 1988-1991; psychotherapist, Ferrell & Associations, Wilkes-Barre, since 1988; social worker, Wyoming Valley West School District, Kingston, since 1991.
Councilman Boro of Penn Lake, Pennsylvania, 1980-1982. Member of advisory board Helpline, Wilkes-Barre, since 1989, Volunteer Action Center, Wilkes-Barre, since 1990, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Kingston, since 1991. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Married Richard Alapack, June 10, 1967 (divorced September 1977). 1 child, Nicole Marie.