Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1975. Master of Social Work, Marywood College, 1977.
Activity aide Pan Am Inc., Hazleton, 1976-1979. Social worker Luzerne County Children and Youth, 1977-1980, Luzerne County Bureau for Aging, Hazleton, 1980-1986. Treatment director, director family services, director independent living United Charities, Inc., West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1986-1993, assistant executive director, 1993—1995.
Member advisory board Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1990-1993. Member faculty Luzerne County Community College, since 1988. Adjunct faculty Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton.
Volunteer coordinator Luzerne County Bureau for Aging, Wilkes-Barre, 1977. Teacher charge-coupled device Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton, since 1985. Volunteer, loaned executive United Way, Hazleton, 1988-1993.
Board directors Pennsylvania State Alumni, Hazleton campus, 1991, board Greater Hazleton Senior Center. Leader Boy Scouts American, Hazleton, 1989-1993. Member National Association of Social Workers, Academy Certified Social Workers, Pennsylvania State Alumni Association, Lions Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Ronald L. Schell, June 10, 1978.