I met my husband, David, at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. We married on my graduation day from Brooklyn College where I received my B.A. in Psychology. I was part of a summer program at Harvard College which included women . (The women believed this was an experiment to see if women could handle their programs!)
I taught elementary school where I specialized in the Gifted and Talented Programs. David and I moved to Englewood and raised our 3 children in a house that we love. All of our children successfully attended the Englewood Public Schools. We were part of a group of 18 families that started a Food Coop, where I was Manager. The Coop provided deliveries every two weeks and was enormously successful. It only ended, about 12 years after its inception, when most of the women returned to work.
During my early years in Englewood, I served on the Board of the League of Women Voters as Education Chairman. As a member of the Englewood Board of Education I served as President, Vice President and Chairman of the Negotiations Team. At Temple Sinai I was a Board member and produced the Temple Sinai bulletin. In addition to this, I joined many local organizations such as Title VII Advisory Board and Flat Rock Brook.
When David opened his Architectural firm I served as Business Manager and did Interior Design as a member of the ASID. In 1997 I became the Director of Operations for Project Renewal, a non-profit organization serving the homeless population in the New York City area. I retired from this organization after 20 wonderful years watching them grow from a budget of $6 million per year to $60 million.
I have just been elected for Third Ward Councilwoman in Englewood. I will be serving as the Council’s only woman during a time that will be filled with remarkable challenges.