Student, Case Western Reserve University, 1969. Bachelor in Government cum laude, Ohio University, 1973. Certified in Massage Therapy, Center Ohio School Massage, Columbus, 1978.
Youth service coordinator, Adams-Brown Community Action Agency, Decatur, Ohio., 1973;
child welfare worker, Scioto Children's Services, Portsmouth, Ohio., 1975-1977;
project director youth services, Scioto County Community Action Agency, Portsmouth, Ohio., 1978-1979;
co-owner, Stead Enterprises, Otway, Ohio., since 1978;
self employed massage therapist, Portsmouth, Ohio., since 1979;
owner, Total Health Care Cons., Portsmouth, 1985-1995;
owner, Jade Star Sys., Otway, Ohio., since 1995. Drug and alcohol counselor Council on Alcoholism, West Union, Ohio, 1982. Instructor Yoga, Cradtal, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, since 1985.
Staff member Area Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Group, Health Center One, Huntington, West Virginia, 1986-1990. Instructor summer career education progressive Shawnee State University, 1986. Reimbursement officer Ohio Department Mental Health, Columbus, 1982-1985.
Consultant Portsmouth Department, 1977. Consultant drug abuse Aberdeen School, Ohio, 1982. Yoga instructor Young Men’s Christian Association, Portsmouth, 1979-1980, 85-87.
Democratic campaign worker Ohio, since 1968. Organizer Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence, 1976. Organizer campus ministry Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, 1976-1977.
Organizer Portsmouth Food Cooperative, 1975. Member Portsmouth Area Women's Network (advisory board since 1988), American Massage Therapy Association (government affairs committee National Sports Massage Team Ohio chapter since 1990, Ohio delegate national convention 1991, 93, sports massage team strategic planning committee since 1995), Women in Networking, Pi Gamma Museum.
Married Thomas David Stead, May 28, 1975. Children: Chandra Dharani, Thomas Robert.