Diploma in nursing, Thomas Jefferson U. Hospital, 1963; Bachelor of Science, Philadelphia College Textiles & Science, 1993.
Staff nurse Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, 1963-1965. Private scrub nurse, office nurse private practice medical office, Bryn Mawr, 1965-1966. Staff nurse operating room Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1977-1982, Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, Meadowbrook, 1982-1986.
Staff nurse, assistant head nurse, head nurse orthopedics Medical College Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1986-1991. Manager clinical education programs Surgical Laser Technology Inc., Oaks, 1991-1995. Manager maxillofacial & spine continuing education course Synthes United States of America, 1995—2000, manager technical administration spine courses, since 2001.
Member Association Oper. Rm. Nurses (vice president Philadelphia chapter 1983-1987, president 1988-1989, nominating committee 1990-1992), American Society Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Jefferson Hospital School Nursing Alumnae Association.
Married Joseph W. Cooke, April 30, 1966 (divorced January 1990). Children: Mary T., Eileen P., Kevin J.