Washoe County Assembly
District No. 27
Human Services Consultant

Born:  November 6, 1955; Carmel, California.
  Sonoma State University, B.A., 1977, with distinction and honors; University of Nevada, Reno, M.A., 1979, Spanish Language and Literature.
  Emma Fulkerson.
Hobbies/Special Interests:
  Traveling, hiking, skiing.
Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1999.

Affiliations:  Board of Directors, Sierra Nevada Girl Scout Council; Leader, Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 634; Host and Co-Producer, Public Affairs Show on KOLO-Channel 8 (ABC), 1994-present. Member: Juvenile Justice Blue Ribbon Committee (Washoe County); Family Violence Task Force; Sierra Nevada Community Access Television Advisory Board; Gang Alternatives Partnership Advisory Board; Nevada Institute for Children, Northern Nevada Community Policy Board; Washoe Health System (appointed October 1995); Junior League Community Advisory Council; Truckee Meadows Human Services Association.

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Former Executive Director, Children’s Cabinet, Inc.; Child Advocate Award, Stand for Children, 1998; Citizen of the Year, Nevada Association of Social Workers, 1994; American Field Service Scholar, Madrid, Spain, 1973-74; Graduate, First Class of Reno Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy, 1996; Community Unity Award, Mental Health Coalition of Northern Nevada, 1997; Silver Star Award, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow, 1997; Women Helping Women, Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows, 1997; Golden Girl Award, Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, 1997; Mae Carvell Award, Venture Club of Truckee Meadows, 1995; Woman of Achievement, Nevada Women’s Fund, 1993; Woman of Distinction, Soroptimist Club of Reno South, 1992; Outstanding Young Women of America, 1985; Peace Corps Volunteer, Dominican Republic, 1979-80. Board of Directors, Western States Youth Services Network:  Chair, 1992-93; Vice Chair, 1991; Representative from Nevada, 1987-91. Region IX Representative to Board of Directors, National Network of Runaway and Homeless Youth Services, 1992-93.