Raised in Brooklyn, New York
Mother of three grown children and Grandmother of six.
Worked in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management & Budget developing and overseeing EPA’s budget for the Office of Solid Waste Management; developed legislative proposals.
1981 began working for Department of the Army as an Environmental Protection Specialist. Worked in the Pentagon for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. Responsibilities included budget, policy and program oversight for Army’s Hazardous Waste Management Program and its Pollution Prevention Program.
2001 retired from the Federal Government as a GM-15 and began working for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management as a project officer providing guidance to local Virginia governments on how to obtain FEMA funding for restoration
1978 Bachelor of Arts – Economics and Master of Science
Policy Analysis and Urban Planning, State University of New York
At Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
1999 Master of Arts, National Policy and Strategic Studies
Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island