Bachelor of science in nursing, Duke University, 1969. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1994.
Director staff development Carrier Foundation, Belle Mead, New Jersey, 1975-1978. Associate director nursing Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, San Francisco, 1978-1982. Executive director Santa Barbara Homeless Coalition/Affordable Housing Association, 1985-1992.
Director staff development Pinecrest Hospital, Santa Barbara, 1982-1987. Director of nursing, manager Schick Shadel Hospital, 1989-1993. Public health nurse First Steps Perinatal Outreach Program, Isla Vista, California, 1989-1992.
Manager inpatient psychiatry Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, 1991—2003. Member nursing faculty California State University, Hayward, since 2002. Member City County Committee on Homeless, Santa Barbara, 1985-1990.
Member City County Task Force on the Homeless Mentally Ill, Santa Barbara, 1985-1990. Member Santa Barbara County Alcoholism Advisory Board, 1986-1989.
Children: Daniel Haggstrom, Brian Haggstrom Tai.