Bachelor, Clark University, 1980; Master of Social Work, Simmons College, 1986.
Clinical social worker, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, 1986-1989;
Harvard University advanced fellow, Cambridge (Massachusetts) Hospital, since 1990;
private practice psychotherapy,, Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Clinical consultant Alliance for Mentally Ill, Boston, 1987-1989. Lecturer department psychiatry Medical School Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Presenter in field.
Member National Association of Social Workers (diplomate clinical social worker), American Academy Political and Social Science, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Ronald M. Ansin, 1958 (divorced 1989). Children: Kimberly Ansin Bryars, Kenneth, Barry, Robert.