I am a graduate of Napa College (AA), Dominican University (BSN) , Holy Names University (MSN), and Diamond Light Massage School (CMT).
I have completed the Marin Environmental Forum Community Leadership Program. I am a registered nurse with a Masters degree in Community Health. I currently work at a local hospital, and have worked there for 30 years. I have been a part-time adjunct professor and faculty member at various Nursing Colleges and Universities in the Bay Area. I volunteered in Lafayette, LA in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
I am an activist and leader in the Town of Fairfax. I have served on the Fairfax Planning Commission for over seven years and served as the Chair of the Planning Commission for two years. As a Commissioner, I worked on the Mixed Use Overlay Zone Draft (as a means to promote affordable housing), the recently revised Tree Ordinance, Circulation, Land Use, Safety, and the Open Space Elements for the General Plan for the Town of Fairfax. I am the initiator of and past Chair of the Fairfax Open Space Committee. I have participated in successful fund raising to acquire nine acres of pristine open space for the people and Town of Fairfax. I have been a volunteer at the annual creek cleanup for the Fairfax Creek. I have been a past member of the General Plan Advisory Committee for the Town of Fairfax and the Tree Committee, which evaluates the hazard and health of trees in the community. I have worked on campaigns for local elections, special tax measures and the campaign for President Obama.
II am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Sierra Club, Daughters of the Golden West, Young Ladies Institute, the California Nurses Association, the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Fairfax. I have also served as a Girl Scout Leader.
DIRECTOR, ROSS VALLEY SANITARY DISTRICT