Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Keuka College, 1974. Minnesota in Nursing, Emory University, 1986.
Critical care clinical nurse specialist, Clayton General Hospital, Riverdale, Georgia, 1984-1988; clinical nurse specialist maternal-child, Clayton General Hospital, Riverdale, Georgia, since 1988.
Lieutenant United States Navy, 1973-1979, United States Naval Reserve, since 1989. Member American Nurses Association, Georgia Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau. F C.
Married Steven Kent Mammen, August 15, 1982. Children: Ryan Kent Nelson, Rory Kevin.