Bachelor, Bryn Mawr College, 1971. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1976.
Attorney, New York City, since 1977. Partner Orleans Realty, since 1978. Officer The Culture Center, since 1990.
Major gifts committee Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, since 1998. Trustee Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1999-2005. Vice-chair Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, New York City, 2000.
Board advisors Syracuse University, since 2005. Member Women's City Club New York (president 1995-1996. Honorary director).
Daughter of William P. and Mary E. Lavori. Divorced 1990; children: Liana Sterling, Alexander O. Sterling.