Student, Chatham College, 1965—1967. Bachelor with cum laude and with distinction, Mount Holyoke College, 1969. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1971.
Speech pathologist Berkshire Rehabilitation Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1972—1978, clinical supervisor, 1978. Speech pathologist Hospital University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1979—1986, chief speech pathology, 1985—1986. Instructor department otorhinolaryngology Medical School University Pennsylvania, 1979—1986.
Consultant Ashmere Manor Nursing Home, Hinsdale, Massachusetts, 1975—1978, Bennington Convalescent Center, Vermont, 1975—1977. Rehabilitation services administration trainee, 1969.
Volunteer Meals-on-Wheels. Board directors Tri-County Concert Association. Member of Southeastern Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Speech Language and Hearing Association (certified clinical competence 1973), Mount Holyoke Alumnae Club, Mendelssohn, Women's Faculty University Pennsylvania Club.
Married Edward M. Satell, July 7, 1985. Children: Matthew Jackson, Clifford Canan.