Master’s Degree in Public Administration
Concentration in State and Local Finance
Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs
July 1992

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
State University of New York at Oneonta

May 1984

National Development Council Economic Development Finance Professional Certification

Education Other

SCUBA Certified Diver

Leadership Cayuga

Public Service

Member Cayuga County Economic Development Agency (CEDA) Board of Directors

Member Cayuga Community Fund Leadership Council

Executive Committee Member YMCA Board, Board Development Committee

Founding Member of the Women’s Business Network of Cayuga County

Founder and Trustee of the Cayuga Women’s Business Trust Fund

Frequent speaker and panelist for local organizations and conferences

Past Service

Cayuga County Legislator, 15th District 2009-2013

Central New York Regional Planning Board Member 2012-2013
Board of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Auburn, Treasurer and Search Committee Member
C.H.A.D. (Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs) Board
Central NY Women’s Fund Governance Council
Ex-Officio member Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District Board
Cayuga Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations sub-committee
Member of the Metropolitan Development Association’s Regional Upstate New York Initiative


Friends of Seward House
Cayuga Museum
Community Preservation Committee
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Unitarian Universalist Church of Auburn

Awards and Recognitions

Phyllis Goldman Encouragement Award for Women 2010

Friend of Cornell Cooperative Extension for New York State 2005

Leadership Cayuga Leadership Award 2003

Women in Business Syracuse Region 2003

40/40 Leaders of the Syracuse Region 2001


Available upon request