Graduate, Mercy School Nursing, 1957. Bachelor of science in nursing., Edgecliff College, 1957. MSN., Boston College, 1963.
Postgraduate, University Alabama, 1973. Postgraduate, Yale University, 1991.
Joined Sisters of Mercy, Roman Catholic Church, 1951. Supervisor St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1957-1961. Instructor St. Mary's Memorial Hospital School Nursing, 1963-1965.
Director St. Mary's Memorial Hospital (School Nursing), 1965-1967. Assistant administrator nursing St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, Ohio, 1967-1971. President St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville, 1971-1983.
Regional councilor Sisters of Mercy, Cincinnati, 1983-1990. President, chief executive officer Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, since 1991. Director 1st Tennessee Bank, 1981-1986.
Member Tennessee Board Nursing, 1976-1982. Member Knox County Health Planning Council. Secretary-treasurer Coordinated Hospital Services, 1973-1983.
President Knox Area Hospital Council, 1976.
Board directors Greater Knoxville Area Chamber of Commerce, 1980-1982. Member Tennessee Hospital Association (past director), Ohio Nurses Association (past director). Fellow American College Hospital Administrators.