Associate of Arts with honors, Holyoke (Massachusetts) Community College, 1986. Bachelor with honors, Mount Holyoke College, 1989. Master of Social Work, Springfield College, 1991.
Associate of Science in Nursing, Springfield (Massachusetts) Technology Community College, 1994.
Psychiatric crisis clinician Mount Tom Institute for Human Services, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1990-1992. Psychiatric consultant Specialized Geriatric Services, Ipswich, 1992-1993. Supervisor psychiatric crisis team and respite unit 3d shift Psychiatric Crisis Service, Springfield, 1993-1994.
President Alphabet Ltd., West Springfield, from 1993. Coordinator social services for Providence Systems Charles River West Hospital, Chicopee, 1994-1995. Nurse crisis stabalizaiton unit Psychiatric Crisis Service, Springfield, 1994-1995.
Charge Registered Nurse psychiatric unit Cooley Dickenson Hospital, Northampton, Mass, 1994-1995. Psychiatric care manager Aetna, Hartford, Connecticut, 1995. Social work program manager, psychiatric nurse manager West Hills Home Health and Hospice, Inc., Westfield, Massachusetts, 1995-1998.
Member National Association of Social Workers, Sigma Xi.