- Party: Democratic
- Occupation: Attorney
- 1979 St. Francis General Hospital, Alvernia School of Practical Nursing LPN
- 1986 University of Pittsburgh, B.A .(cum laude)
- 1990 Duquesne School of Law J.D.
- 20 years practice as an attorney
- Clerk for Commonwealth Court
- Technical Specialist (as an attorney), Marsh & McLennan Insurance regulation, risk management, regulatory compliance including OSHA & workplace safety