Bachelor in Business Administration & Business Law, University Kansas.
General counsel Department Insurance State of Kansas, Topeka, 1999—2002, assistant secretary for aging, 2002—2004, long-term care ombudsman, 2004—2006, secretary for aging, 2006—2009. Assistant secretary for aging United States Department Health & Human Services (Department of Health and Human Services), Washington, since 2009. Chief of staff, chief operations to Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Topeka.
Board directors National Association State Units on Aging, Kansas Health Policy Authority, KansasWorks.