Bachelor, Lock Haven University, 1966. Department of Administration and Management, Duke University, 1969; Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1975.
Bar: New York 1976, United States District Court (eastern and southern districts) New York 1979. Congressional staff Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon, 1967-1968. Staff attorney unites states department Labor, New York City, 1975-1979.
Trial attorney Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York City, 1979.
Assistant.exec. director Writers Guild American East, Incorporated., New York City, 1979-1984, associate executive director, 1984, executive director, 1984.
Member of American Bar Association, New York National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (treasurer since 2000), National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (board governors since 2001), International Affiliation Writers Guilds (treasurer), Unions for Performing Arts, Pan American Federation Arts, Mass Media and Entertainment Unions (vice president since 1993), Coalition on Motion Picture and television Unions, American Federation Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (vice president department for professional employees), Association Bar City of New York, National Policy Association, Columbia University Law School Alumni Association.
Married Roy N. Watanabe, October 24, 1987 (divorced 1999). 1 child, Julia.