Bachelor of Science, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1956. Master of Arts, California State University, Hayward, 1972. Master of Science, California State University, Hayward, 1980.
Doctor of Philosophy, Center for Psychological Studies, Albany, California, 1991.
Classroom teacher, Perry County Schools, Uniontown, Alabama, 1956-1959;
classroom teacher, Richmond (California) Unified Schools, 1962-1969;
guidance counselor, Berkeley (California) Unified Schools, 1969-1979;
psychotherapist in private practice, Berkeley, since 1982;
psychotherapist in private practice, West Coast Children's Center, El Cerrito, California, since 1982. Lecturer Grandparents as Parents, since 1992. Part-time professor John Fitzgerald Kennedy U., Orinda, California, 1993.
Delegate White House Conference on Aging, Washington, 1995;consultant in field. Staff consultant Cmty. Adult Day Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Highland General Hospital, Oakland.
President national board directors Stillman College, since 1992. Mentor consultant Black Women Organized for Ednl. Development, Oakland, California, since 1994.
Member of advisory board National Black Aging Network, Oakland, since 1992. Founding member, advisor Realmindcas Civic Club, Richmond, since 1976. Member Families United Against Crack Cocaine, Oakland.
Board directors Center for Elders for Independence, Oakland. Trustee Center for Psychological Studies, Albany. Chairperson GrandparentsCaregivers Advocacy Task Force, Oakland, California.
Member board education Ministry of Church by Side of Road, Berkeley. Also others Member National Coalition Grandparents as Parents (advising committee since 1992), Northern Coalition Grandparents as Parents (co-chairman 1991-1993), Stillman College National Alumni Association (president), California Coalition Grandparent/Relative Caregivers (co-chair), National Coalition Grandparent/Relative Caregivers (advisor).
Married Levi Mathis Poe, June 21, 1957. Children: Michael DeWayne, Michaelle DaNita Burke.