Bachelor, University Rochester, 1973. Doctor of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 1991. Attended, New York School of Interior Design.
President Dessins LLC, New York City, since 1982.
President City Meals on Wheels, New York City, 1985—1990. Member women's committee New York Hospital, since 1994. Member women's board Albert Einstein College Medicine, since 1990.
Member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Fred Deutsch, December 31, 1991. Children: Alexander Baird Deutsch, Benjamin Baird Deutsch, Philip Baird Deutsch;1 child Adam Baird Alpert.