Associate of Arts, Southern Virginia College for Women, 1963. Postgraduate, Marshall University, 1964.
Secretary accounts receivable, Indiana U. Foundation, Bloomington, 1977-1979; public relations staff, Indiana U. Foundation, Bloomington, 1979-1984; research assistant, Indiana U. Foundation, Bloomington, 1984-1989; manager development research department, Indiana U. Foundation, Bloomington, 1989-1991; senior research associate, Indiana U. Foundation, Bloomington, since 1991.
Mayors educational task force, mayors committee to organize and identify funding prospects for Bloomington Community Foundation, City of Bloomington, 1990-1991. Trustee, endowment development committee, marketing committee, publicity committee Bloomington Community Foundation, 1990-1995, advisory board, since 1996. Board directors Tulip Trace council Girl Scouts American United States, since 1995, Panthers for Better Education, since 1993, secretary, 1993-1995, chairman board since 1996, chairman marketing committee.
Active Bloomington Arts Council. Member American Prospect Research Association (board directors Indiana chapter 1988-1992), Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Local Council Women, Network Career Women, National Society Fund Raising Executives (board directors Indiana chapter 1992-1995, chairman foundation development committee 1992-1994), Bloomington Chamber of Commerce (education committee since 1992, business expo committee since 1997), Smithsonian Associates, Bloomington Press Club, Psi Iota Xi.
Married James Grierson Werner, II, December 22, 1964. Children: Thomas Joseph, James G. III.