Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1967. Master of Social Work, Fordham University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Fordham University, 1994.
Caseworker department social services Human Resources Administration, New York City, 1967-1973, project coordinator office special housing services, 1973-1977, project manager office administrative services, 1977-1978, grants manager, research assistant, senior planner policy/program development, 1978-1983, executive assistant to executive deputy and deputy commissioner home care services, 1983-1990, director special projects office executive deputy commissioner family support, 1990-1994, deputy director non-residential services domestic violence program, 1994, advisory to executive deputy commissioner family support administration, since 1995. From instructor to adjunct professor Fordham University Graduate School Social Service, 1990-1994, assistant professor, since 1995. Visiting professor behavioral science department Police Academy/New York City Police Department, since 2001.
Advisory board Mary's House, since 2000. Secretary DW Finance Management Agency, 1995-1997. Consultant New York City Department for the Aging, since 1998.
Research associate Center for Hispanic Mental Health Research, since 2000. Ad hoc coordinator Fordham-St. James Field Placement and Community Practice Project, since 2000. Steering committee Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy, since 1997.
Director professional development Interdisciplinary Training for Public Child Welfare Workers and Supervisor to Improve Child Welfare Services, 1997-2000. Liaison Influencing State Policy, since 1997.
Board directors Fund for the Advancement Social Services, since 1998. Steering committee New York City Elder Abuse Coalition, since 1995. Member National Association of Social Workers (welfare reform task force New York chapter since 1994, nominating committee, delegate assembly since 2000), State Society on Aging New York (nominating committee since 1999, executive committee, co-chair social policy committee since 2001).
Married James Gale Collins, March 5, 1996.