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Professional counselor and manager turned author, interested in health, consumerism and finances. Also see me at

Background Information

Mix Northern roots with Southern rearing and a Midwestern university experience, toss in a dash of a religious and family background that emphasizes community service and you!

From a book on psychotropic pharmaceuticals to articles on artists, writers, money, kids and health and essays on my hometown and family, I have had the opportunity to meet many interesting people and tell their stories.

I have written complete business manuals, marketing materials and letters that resulted in putting one business in the black only nine months after it opened. 

In my former career, I was instrumental in obtaining two different JCAHO accreditations as well as the first CARF accreditation of a specialized vocational rehabilitation facility for addictions and mental illness. 

I have also presented many courses on mental and physical health and social issues and spoken at  seminars in several states.

 I am proud to work with Consumers Union on issues that affect consumers, including food safety, healthcare and finances.  I am one of 80 people nationwide chosen to particpate in the 2008 Consumers Union Summit. I also volunteer at a regional theater and a local senior center. 

I am an avid walker, cross-country skier, dancer and duplicate bridge player.  You'll also find me working with kids, especially my three adorable grandsons, who devour anything I can find related to chemistry and physics. 

An avid reader, I love mysteries, selected biographies and the history of language and religion. I also enjoy cooking vegetarian cuisine and old-fashioned Jewish food.

Watch closely and you might catch me doing some needlework from time to time.

I have even designed and built three homes, doing much of the work with my family on one of them. 

This eclectic background makes me who I am today--a woman who enjoys the world and all it has to offer, as well as a well-rounded author.






Birth Place
Wallingford, CT USA

Various Who's Who books (under another name)

Published over 400 articles plus two ongoing columns in newspapers and magazines and a compendium on psychotropic medications.

Seminar and symposium speaker

Consumer Activist and community volunteer

Developed many courses in parenting, counseling and dieting.

Multiple counseling certifications

M.Ed., Counseling, University of South Carolina.
B.S., Psychology, Purdue University.

Additional Information

See my new article "Radio Rookies" in The Christian Science Monitor!

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