Bachelor, Trinity College, 1970. Master of Arts in Public Administration, University Kansas, 1977.
Director planning Ctr for Community Justice, Washington, 1971—1974. Special assistant Kansas Department Corrections, Topeka, 1975—1978. Executive director Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1978—1986.
Member Kansas House of Representatives from District 56, 1987-1995. Insurance commissioner State of Kansas, 1995—2002, governor, 2003—2009. Secretary United States Department Health & Human Services, Washington, since 2009.
Founder Women's Political Caucus. Precinct committeewoman, 1980-1986. Mayor-elect, Potwin, 1985-1987.
Executive Committee National Association Insurance Commissioners, Kansas Health Care Commission. Appointed Presidential advisory commission consumer protection and quality in Health Care Industry, 1997. Member Common Cause (state board, national governor board 1975-1981), National Association Ins.Commrs.
(chair), Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (director) 1978-1986).
Married Keith Gary Sebelius, 1974. Children: Edward Keith, John McCall.