Writing and Storytelling:

The International Women’s Writing Guild — Regional Representative – Arizona; New Jersey 2004-2009


Story Circle Network– Member since 2016


Arizona — She Writes; Tapestry Writers – Co-founder; The Eastside Writing Room – Founder; Writers Lunch – Founder; Writers Read – Founder; Tellers of Tales Tucson- Librarian and teller; Odyssey Storytelling- volunteer, occasional curator and teller


New Jersey — Scriveners – Co-founder, women’s writing group; The Write Group of Montclair; Memoir and Muffins – Founder; Seasonal Storytellers and Evening of Memoir – Extroverted authors who love to share their stories. Ekphrasis participant- 2013, 2015.



Retired Essex County Teacher Association


Retired NJEA/NEA


Toastmasters International — member, officer, presenter in clubs in New Jersey and Arizona 1997-2017. Achieved the highest certification of Distinguished Toastmaster.



BS Education — Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 1969


MA Human Services — Montclair State University Montclair NJ 1984


Nationally Certified Parent Trainer Professional — 1985


NJ School Social Work — 1985


NJ School Counselor Certification — 1985