Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1958; certified in education, Harvard University, 1958; Master of Arts, National Saint Louis University, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1975.
Director center for learning and graduate faculty, National College, Evanston, Illinois, 1971-1976; executive director, State of Illinois Commision on Mental Health and Development Disabilities, Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, 1976-1985; visiting scholar, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1985-1986; professor health resources management, director Master in Public Health/Master of Business Administration program, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1986-1993; president, Policy and Management Institute, Inc., Chicago, since 1986; professor health resources management, Dominican University, Chicago, since 1997; executive vice president, Institute Medicine of Chicago, since 1993.
Chairperson Health/Human Services Advisory Board, New Trier Township, Illinois, 1982-1986. Member Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health National Advisory Board, 1985-1990, State Illinois Metabolic/Genetic Diseases Advisory Board, since 1984. Board directors Northwestern University School Education, 1977-1989, president, 1983-1986.
Board directors Goodwill Industries, Chicago, since 1979, Rush N. Shore Medical Center, since 1981, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1984-1994, Illinois Self-Sufficiency Trust Fund, 1988-1991, Foundation for Aging Research, since 1989. Member State of Illinois Medicaid Advisory Committee, 1987-1994. Board directors Extendicare Foundation, since 1994.
Fellow Institute Medicine Chicago. Member Davis Society for Knowledge Utilization (vice president 1985-1988), Society Psychologists in Management (secretary-treasurer 1985-1990), American Psychological Association (chairman national public information committee 1986-1989, division 38 executive council 1981-1988), American Public Health Association, Academy Management, American College Healthcare Executives (long term care committee, national speaker 1986, 93—), Association Mental Health Administrators, Illinois Council on Home Health Services (chairman long term home care state task force 1986-1988), Women's Health Executive Network, Association University Programs in Health Administration (chair long term care faculty since 1995), Gerontological Society of America Clubs: Indian Hill, Michigan Shores, Plaza.
Married Robert Allen Hastings, June 14, 1958. Children: William, Margo.