Bachelor of science in nursing, Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1974. Master of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1983.
Senior clinical coordinator, Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka, 1980-1982; instructor, Stormont-Vail School of Nursing, Topeka, 1982-1985; area coordinator, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Topeka, 1983-1987; radiation oncology staff nurse, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka, 1987-1992; staff nurse in radiation oncology department, Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, since 1992.
Captain United States Army Reserve, 1979-1992. Member Oncology Nursing Society, Kansas Capital Area Oncology Nursing Society (past president), Sigma Theta Tau.
Married Stephen Eric Katz, June 7, 1980. Children: Eric David, Natalie Kay, Rachel LeeAnn, Rebecca Elizabeth.