Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med, Speech Pathology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1978. Master of Arts in Speech Pathology with honors, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1980. Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with honors, Chicago School Professional Psychology, 1987.
Clinical psychology extern child psychology clinic University Illinois, Chicago, 1984-1985, director psychological services department physical medicine and rehabilitation, 1987-1991, assistant professor department physical medicine and rehabilitation, 1987-1991. Clinical psychology extern Filmore Mental Health Center, Berwyn-Cicero (Illinois) Senior Services, 1985-1986. Clinical psychology intern St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Chicago, 1986-1987.
Member faculty Chicago School Professional Psychology, since 1991. President Neurobehavioral Medicine Consultant, Ltd., Oak Brook, Illinois, since 1991. Adjunct associate professor department behavioral medicine Midwestern University, since 2006.
Volunteer trainer American Red Cross Disaster Stress Relief Program, since 1991. Leader University Illinois Stroke Club, 1988-1991. Board directors Older Adult Rehabilitation Services, Cicero, 1987-1990.
Active Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society. Member music ministry-vocal soloist, choir Oak Brook Community Church. Fellow: American Academy Learning Development Disabilities, American College Professional Neuropsychology, National Academy Neuropsychology, Illinois Psychological Association (advisory board 1989-1993, chair-elect, chair health and rehabilitation section 1991-1992, 1992-1993, chair prescription privilege task force 1992-1995, continuing education chair/clinical practice section 1993-1995, president-elect 1995-1996, president 1996-1997, immediate past president 1997-1998, co-chair prescription privilege task force since 1998, Distinguished Psychologist award 1997).
Member: American Psychological Association, American Board Professional Neuropsychology (member-at-large 2000-2001, president elect 2001-2003, president 2003-2006), American Speech and Hearing Association, Midwest Neuropsychology Group, Society Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine, National Academy Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychol. Society, National Brain Injury Research Foundation (medical advisory council 1992-1996), American Pain Society.
Married John V. O'Hara, December 16, 1989. Children: John Bernard, Padraic James.