Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1969. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Instruction Technology, Wayne State University, 1998.
English teacher, Our Lady Star of the Sea High School, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1969-1970; English teacher, Bishop Borgess High School, Detroit, 1972-1973; instructor in speech, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, 1972-1974; assistant professor in psychology, counselor, Madonna U., Livonia, Michigan, 1977-1991; coordinator educational resources for students with disabilities, Wayne State University, Detroit, since 1991. Consultant Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, 1979-1981. Speaker in field.
Area coordinator Miss Wheelchair Michigan Pageant, 1978-1980. Trustee Wheelchair Awareness Foundation, Inc., Columbus, 1979-1984, president, 1982-1984. Member Planning Council for Development Disabilities, Lansing, Michigan, 1980-1984.
Member various committees Statewide Health Coordinating Council, Lansing, 1980-1987. Chair Consumers Caucus, Malpractice Issue Committee, executive committee, state health plan development committee, various committees Governor's Task Force on Physician Reimbursement, Lansing, 1980-1982. Member set aside committee for sheltered workshop Department Management, since 1987.
Chair Task Force on Nursing Personnel, Lansing, 1985. Member parish council St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Canton, 1983-1988, president, 1986-1987. Board directors Council Catholic Women Archdiocese of Detroit, 1988-1990.
Strategic planning committee Huron Valley Girl Scouts of America. Member Delta Zeta (advisory, director Wayne State chapter 1969-1972), United States Trotting Association, Michigan Harness Horseman Association.
Married James Andrew Chmielewski, May 19, 1973. Children: Mark James, Elizabeth Annual.