Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1953.
Associate managing director, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1969-1971; director communications, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, 1971-1979; vice president, Padilla & Speer, Minneapolis, 1979-1981; executive director, The Children's Theatre, Minneapolis, 1981-1984; executive director, Denver Center Theatre Company, since 1984.
Board of directors Children's Chorale, Denver, since 1987, TCG, New York City, since 1988, League of Resident Theatres, New York City, 1986-1988, American Arts Alliance. Member International Association Theatre for Children and Young People.
Married Donald Buzard (divorced). Married James J. Lawless, May 7, 1971. Children: Julia, Mary, David Buzard.