Bachelor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1977; Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, 1980.
Law assistant, Queens County Civil Court, Kew Gardens, New York, 1982-1983; principal law clerk to surrogate, Queens County Surrogate's Court, Jamaica, New York, 1984-1992; public administrator, Queens County, Jamaica, since 1992.
Member Queens County Bar Association, Queens County Women's Bar Association (president since 1994).
Married Ronald F. Harnisch, April 12, 1986. 1 child, Matthew Charles.