Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Boston University, 1971.
Co-founder, senior writer HealthSouth Press, San Antonio, 1998—2003. Editor-in-chief Hilton Public Company, since 2004.
Fundraising bicycle rider The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Ride, Boston to New York, 1998, Leukemia Society of America-Springfield chapter, New Jersey, 2000, Multiple Sclerosis Society-Northern New Jersey chapter, 2001—2002. Counselor Birch Family Camp for Families Living With AIDs, New York City, 2001. Member of The Authors Guild.
Married Donald J. Dougherty, October 21, 1986.