Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota
MA in Public Administration from Hamline University
BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota
2 years of college courses in criminal justice
Certificate in the Science of Well-being from Yale
NLS Certified Nutrition Coach
HCI Certified Health Coach
HCI Certified Life Coach
Executive for 20 years, including several positions in the c-suite
Commissioner of Education for the State of Minnesota
Higher education professor, dean, and CAO
Founder of a school for homeless children
Coach and mentor
Author and speaker
I'm a Midwesterner living in Florida.
My Cuban-born husband and I have 6 kids (ages 19 - 37) and 6 grandkids (ages 11 mos - 7 years).
Hubby is a firefighter / paramedic / rescue diver / hazmat tech in Miami. He is also a former Navy Corpsman
I love jumping into my senses. I play piano and flute; dance the Argentine Tango and salsa,; dabble with painting; and relax through baking and wine drinking.
For excitement I SCUBA dive and downhill ski.
I am an avid traveler who has been to every state and 71 countries. The more I see and the more people I meet, the more a grow in understanding and gratitude.
I have been an active volunteer throughout my life and believe service to others is an obligation. I have been a reserve police officer, campaign manager, board member, and active doer.
I am honored to have met Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each while he was in office.