National Director of Children's Programs, Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, CA and Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas.
1995 Recipient of the Promise Award (from Texas) for helping children grow up healthy, principled, and caring
1993 Recipient of the Marty Mann Award for outstanding contributions to the field of alcoholism and addiction awareness.
Director of Children's Services, Sierra Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Formerly Director of Children's Services, Sequoia Hospital Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, Redwood City, CA
Formerly Director of Programs and Training, Kids Are Special, San Jose, CA.
Founder, Sequoia Hospital's The Children's Place...The Heart of Recovery, 1978. A specially designed program for children, ages four to twelve, from alcoholic and other drug addicted families.
Founder, Kids' Kamp-Hope and Recovery, 1985. Summer camp for children of alcoholics.
Master of Arts Degree in Education and Counseling, San Francisco State University.
Formerly Vice President, National Association for Children of Alcoholics. Currently an Advisory Board member.
Board Member, American Society of Experiential Therapists.
Faculty Member, University of California at Berkeley Extension, Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate Program; California State University, Hayward, Chemical Dependency Certificate Program.
International Consultant, Trainer, and Lecturer on children from alcoholic and other high stress families, building strengths and resilience in youth, prevention/early intervention programs, youth educational support group development, implementation, and facilitation, and conscious parenting. Presentations done in 46 states, Canada, Europe, and Russia.
Author, Kids Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics, Conducting Support Groups for Elementary Children K-6: A Guide for Educators and Other Professionals, Discovery Finding the Buried Treasure: A Prevention/Intervention Program for Youth from High Stress Families; Kids' Power.
Television and Print Coveraer Too: Words to Grow By, and The Children's Place At the Heart of Recovery: Today Show, NBC Newsmagazine Cover to Cover, Hour Magazine, People Are Talking, YM Magazine, AM San Francisco, Nickelodeon News, McCalls Magazine, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington (D.C.) Times, Sober Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News, and the Sunday Review, London, England, and Addiction Counseling World, England.
Understanding Addiction and Recovery Through a Child's Eyes
Hope, Help, and Healing for Families
Softcover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 256 pp
Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics
Softcover, 6 x 9, 104 pp