Bachelor in Social Work, Wheeling College, 1977. Master of Science in Management, Villanova University, 1989.
Social worker Three Rivers Youth, Pittsburgh, 1977-1978, John Jay Kane Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1978-1980. Director foster care Wordsworth Academy, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 1981-1989. Director child welfare service Montgomery County Children and Youth Agency, Norristown, since 1989.
Staff trainer Institute for Human Services, Columbus,Ohio, since 1990. Chair Southeast Regional Foster Care Reform Committee, 1992-1995. Co-chair Statewide Treatment Foster Care Reform Committee 1993-1996.
Chair Pennsylvania Southeast Child Welfare Program Committee. Consultant in field.
Volunteer American Family Institute, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1980-1986, Lifers Judiciary Committee, Graterford, Pennsylvania, 1984-1986. President board directors Victim Services Center, since 1998.
Married Brian Keith Doughty, May 11, 1991 (divorced 1998).