Student, Felt & Tarrant Business School, 1955. Student, International Business Machines Corporation Computer School, 1956. Student, Asbury Park Business College, 1969.
With Schiffenhaus Brothers, Newark, 1955—1956, Law Firm Russo & Courtney, Toms River, 1972—1973. Legislation aide State Sen. John F. Russo, 1973—1974.
With Novitronics Data Inc., Point Pleasant, New Jersey, since 1974. Accountant, partner L. Novitch & Company, Pt. Pleasant, since 1973.
State editor Tastic Magazine, 1977.
Executive board member Emma Havens Young School Parent-Teachers Association, Brick Town, New Jersey, since 1977, treasurer Williamsburg committee, since 1979. Democratic committeewoman District 8, Brick Town, since 1977. Member of National Association of Female Executives, New Jersey Association Women Accountants, National Association Women Accountants, New Jersey Association Public Accountants (state president since 1986, president Monmouth Ocean chapter 1982-1984), National Association Public Accountants, Network Club (director 1979-1980).
Married Leonard Novitch, April 2, 1975. Children: Henry Chelston, Steven Chelston, Richard Chelston, Daniel Chelston, John Chelston, Joseph Chelston.