Bachelor in French Literature, Dunbarton College, 1965. Master of Science in Psychiatric Social Work, Simmons College, 1971. Juris Doctor cum laude, Suffolk University, 1983.
Social caseworker Rhode Island Department Social and Rehabilitation Services, Cranston, Providence, 1968-1974, casework supervisor Cranston, Johnston, 1974-1977. Therapist Northwestern Mental Health Clinic, Greenville, Rhode Island, 1974-1975, Washington County Mental Health Clinic, Charlestown, 1977-1979. Mental health professional Rhode Island Mental Health Advisers Office, Cranston, since 1977, attorney, since 1983.
Sole practice law Jamestown, since 1983. Field instructor Rhode Island College, Roger Williams College, 1975-1977, Providence College, 1975-1981. Member Governor's Task Force Community Placement of Geriatric Patients, 1977-1981.
Member American Bar Association, National Association Social Workers, Massachusetts Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association.