Bachelor, Holy Names College, Oakland, California, 1965; Master of Public Administration, California State University, Hayward, 1976.
Teacher, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Claremont, California, 1966; instructor confirmation, St. Perpetua's Catholic Church, Lafayette, California, 1970-1972; educator youth and family liturgy, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Piedmont, California, 1981-1983; eucharistic minister, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Piedmont, California, since 1983; reader, lector, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Piedmont, California, since 1985; president, chief Executive officer, Providence Hospital Foundation, Oakland, 1984-1987; president, chief Executive officer, St. Luke's Hospital Foundation, San Francisco, since 1987. Member development committee Corpus Christi School, Piedmont, 1981-1990. Member fund raising committee Episcopalian Charities Appeal, San Francisco, 1989-1991.
Chairman California Heritage Preservation Commission, Sacramento, since 1984. Trustee California State Archives Foundation, Sacramento, since 1986. Volunteer, trainer Girl Scouts United States, New York City, since 1989.
Fellow National Association Hospital Development. Member National Society Fund Raising Executives (certified), National Committee on Planned Giving, Northern California Planned Giving Council, Claremont Country Club, Women's Athletic Club, Lakeview Club.
Married Michael John Tonsing, January 29, 1966. Children: Catherine Michele, Michael John Junior.