Bachelor of Science in Fine Art and Education, Youngstown (Ohio) State University, 1962. Master of Arts in Art Education, University Pittsburgh, 1982.
Instructor art, Youngstown U., 1962-1964; instructor art, Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio., 1972-1979; instructor art, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1990-1991; instructor art, LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, 1988; teacher art, Youngstown School District, East High School, 1962-1964; teacher art, South High School, 1966-1967; teacher art, Northern Area School District Substitute Teachers, Pittsburgh, 1983-1985; executive director, North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh, 1986-1990. Juror Annual Mountain State Forest Festival Juried Art Exhibit, West Virginia, 1990.
Juror 18th Congressional District Art Competition, 1989, 90, N. Allegheny School District, Invention American, 1990, Annual Mountain State Forest Festival Juried Art Exhibit, W.V., 1990, League of Women Voters Fine Arts Festival, 1991. Board directors NorthHills Arts Festival, since 1987, vice president, 1990. Member American Association of University Women (illustrator book 1988), Artists Equity, Pennsylvania Art Association, Artists' and Craftsmen's Guild, Inc., Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (vice president 1992-1993, exhibit award 1991), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Association Artists of Butler County.
Married James Henry Brahney, May 16, 1964. Children: Mary Frances, James Eric, Scott Mitchell.