Associate of Arts, New York University, 1988; Bachelor, New York University, 1990; Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1992.
Merchandising research analyst, Burrelle's, Livingston, New Jersey, 1975-1982; teaching assistant, Montessori School, Millburn, New Jersey, 1982-1984; outreach specialist, Rockwood Memorial Library., Livingston, 1984-1990; head special services, Rockwood Memorial Library., Livingston, 1990-1992; library director, Lincoln Park (New Jersey) Public Library., 1992-1994; library director, Mount Olive Township Public Library., since 1994. Member Adult School Board, Livingston, since 1990, Lincoln Pk. Board of Education, 1995-1998, chair policy committee, 1997-1998, negotiations committee, 1997-1998.
Member Livingston Advisory Committee for the Handicapped, since 1985, Livingston Council for Senior Citizens, since 1985, Region III Committee for Services to Special Populations, secretary, 1987-1988. Elected member Lincoln Park Board Education, 1995-1998, chair policy and negotiations committees, 1995-1998. Trustee Lincoln Park Library., 1997-1998.
Member of American Association of University Women (scholarship 1987), American Library Association, Morris Automated Information Network (secretary 1993-1994, vice president 1995, president 1996, representative planning council 2004), New Jersey Library Association Assistants (president 1989-1990, scholarship in her name 1994), New Jersey Library. Association (scholarship 1990), Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce (recording secretary 2002-2005, board directors 2005, vice president 2006, board directors 2007, 2008, Business Person of Year 2005), Mount Olive Township History Society (founding and charter member), Morris County 200 Club, Kiwanis (honorary. Board directors since 1999), Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Children: Toby Gayle Buchanan, Stacey Giordano, Joseph, Matthew.