Bachelor, University Iowa, 1965.
Employment consultant, Circle Pers., Chicago, 1965-1966; wholesale advertising copywriter, City Products, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1966-1967; teacher art and social studies, School District 59, Elk Grove, Illinois, 1967-1969; executive director, Rogers Park Family Network, Chicago, 1984-1986.
Fundraiser Illinois Women's Agenda, Chicago, 1988. Member ad hoc task force Family/Medical Leave Act, 1991-1992. Co-chairman Chicago Committee Library.
Users, 1991-1993; president Friends Northtown Public Library., 1990-1992. Board directors Peterson Park Improvement Association, 1989-1992. Member Chicago advisory council cooperative extension service University Illinois, 19926.
Member local school council Solomon School, Chicago, 1991-1993. Consultant on fundraising, grant writing, advocacy and general organization. Member National Council Jewish Women.
Chair steering committee Progress Illinois, 1993-1994. Member League of Women Voters Illinois (vice president 1990-1993, Olive Greensfelder award 1992, chair local arrangements for 1996 national convention in Chicago 1995-1996), American Civil Liberties Union, Nature Conservancy.
Married William R. Flapan, August 21, 1966. Children: David, Deborah.