B.S. Community Health, University of Oregon

M.S. Community Service and Public Affairs, University of Oregon
Major: Public Health Planning and Administration


Health Plan of America HMO, Emeryville, California
California Catholic Hospitals
Director of Provider Relations
Director of Marketing

RIDES for Bay Area Commuters, San Francisco, California
Director of Marketing

Director, Alameda Menopause Support Group
Organized, sponsored, and promoted Health Education Workshops


Feature Articles, Cover Stories & Essays: World Watch Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Women’s Adventure Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek My Turn Online, Oakland Magazine, Alameda Magazine, The East Bay Monthly, Bay Area BusinessWoman, etc.

Published Interviews Include: Stacy Malkan, author, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry; Louann Brizendine M.D., best selling author The Female Brain; Michael Brune, (now) Executive Director, Sierra Club; Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff; Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy; Deborah Koons Garcia, The Future of Food; Linda Ojeda Ph.D., author Menopause Without Medicine; Jeanie Linders, creator "Menopause the Musical"; Beth Waitkus, Director Insight Garden Project at San Quentin Prison, and others.

January 2008 – January 2010 In Good Health Column – The (East Bay) Monthly

September 2003 – September 2008: Monthly Healthwise Living Column – Alameda Sun Newspaper


2005 - California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California
1980 - National HMO Management Fellowship Program, Georgetown University


Busy Mom - School and Community Volunteer