Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1969. Master of Science in Education, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, 1980.
Program director Stop center for domestic violence, Clinton County Mental Health Association, Plattsburgh, 1981-1983; community residence supervisor Breakthrough II, Clinton County Mental Health Association, Plattsburgh, 1985-1986; director employee assistance services, Clinton County Mental Health Association, Plattsburgh, 1986-1993; counselor/advocate, volunteer coordinator, A Woman's Place, Merced, California, 1984-1985. Guest Governor's Task Force on Domestic Violence, Albany, New York, 1981-1983, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Albany, 1981-1983. Lecturer, consultant, trainer in field.
Founder safe home network for battered women and battered women's support group STOP Domestic Violence, Plattsburg, 1981-1983. Founer safe home network for battered women A Woman's Place, 1984. Founding member Control California Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Merced, California, 1984-1985.
Secretary Merced Zoological Society, 1984-1985. Deacon, secretary board deacons 1st Presbyterian Church, Plattsburg, 1987-1990, secretary, chairman nurture county, 1986-1989, elder, 1993-1995, chairman outreach county, 1992-1995. With United States Air Force, 1969-1971.
Member NAFE, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Society Human Resouce Professionals.
Married John Steven Plantikow, February 21, 1970 (divorced). Children: Jennifer Ann, Bertram Jay (deceased).