Bachelor of science in nursing, University Florida, 1964. Master of Science, University Southern Mississippi, 1980. Postgraduate, Louisiana State University Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Instructor, Texas Women's U., Houston, 1966-1972; instructor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1973-1977; assistant professor, Southeastern Louisiana U., Baton Rouge, since 1980; charge nurse, Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, Baton Rouge, since 1984. Secretary-treasurer Health Superior vena cava syndrome Cons., Inc. Consultant in field; appointed member Los Angeles.State Board Nursing, since 1990, vice president since 1992.
Member ANA, National Chemical Dependency Nursing Association, National League Nursing, Louisiana State Nurses Association (district representative 1988-1990), Louisiana Counseling Association, Baton Rouge District Nurses Association (board directors, secretary 1989-1991), Baton Rouge Chamber of C., 730 Club (team captain graduate leadership program 1991), Chi Omega (board directors house corps since 1988, treasurer since 1989), Sigma Theta Tau.
Married August 6, 1966 (divorced 1983). Children: Kimberly, Dawn, William III.