Bachelor of Science, Buffalo State, 1959. Master of Science, Brooklyn College, 1962.
Elementary school teacher, New York City and New York State Schools, 1960-1966; director public relations & marketing, Woodland Museum, Cooperstown, New York, 1966-1967; public information coordinator Department Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., 1974-1977; director public information, West Control N.H. Cmty. Mental Health, Hanover, Lebanon, Claremont, N.H., 1977-1985; editor house organ, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1986-1992; associate director public affairs, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, 1992-1993; director publications, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, since 1993; editor, Hopkins Medical News. Consultant Medical University of South Carolina., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Member Association American Medical Colleges (award of excellence external publications 1995, 2001,, individual publications 2000, award of distinction external publications 1997, 99, 2000), Premier Performance, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (gold medal internal audience publications 1991, 98, silver medal 1992, bronze medal special audience magazines 1994, 95, 2001, silver medal 1997, 2000, 01, silver medal external audience newsletters 2000, judge 1991, 97, 2001).
Married Monroe Karetzky, March 12, 1961 (divorced December 1971). Children: Laura, Sarah. Married Stephen George Nichols, March 23, 1972.