AB, Vassar College, 1964; postgraduate, Columbia School Social Work, 1966.
Chief social work Washington Heights Community Service, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1966-1978. Chief ambulatory social work in psychiatry Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Medical Center, New York, 1978-1981. Director social work Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Hospital, Cornell, 1981-1997.
Program director Cornell Psychiatry Intensive Outpatient Program, 1997—2000, treatment coordinator, affective disorder team, since 2000. Member advisory council, 2d vice chair Columbia University School of Social Work, since 1994. Adjunct associate professor Columbia School Social Work, since 1977.
Board trustees Selig Educational Institute Jewish Board Family Services, New York. Member pastoral education & research committee Healthcare Chaplancy. Speaker in field.
Fellow American Orthopsychiatry Association. Member National Association of Social Workers (Metropolitan chapter licensing task force, board directors), Academy Certified Social Workers, Society for Social Work Leaders in Health Care (New York chapter program co-chair since 1994, nominated Social Work Director of Year 1995).
Married Richard Charles Friedman, November 24, 1978. 1 child, Jeremiah Simon.