Bachelor in Sociology magna cum laude, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, 1977. Bachelor in Psychology, Bachelor in Sociology, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, 1977. Master of Social Work, Fordham University, 1979.
Clinical social worker, Skills Unlimited Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Oakdale, New York, 1979-1981; clinical social worker, West Nassau Mental Health Center, Franklin Square, New York, 1981-1983; coordinator clinical services, South Shore Superior vena cava syndrome for Handicapped-Peninsula Counseling Center, Woodmere, New York, since 1984.
Fellow New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers. Member National Association of Social Workers, Amnesty International, Academy Certified Social Workers.
Married Peter Kassimatis, August 4, 1979 (deceased August 2001). Children: Peter, Melissa, Vanessa.