Welcome to my home page. If you are interested in my professional qualifications,
please see my career profile and resume.
Here you will also find links to my work on the Web. If you
interested in old movies especially film noir please visit my Web
site, No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film Noir and Other
Essays. And if you are looking for other Web sites to enjoy, I have provided a list of
my favorite places on the Web.
The Internet is the most powerful communications tool ever created. Yet many Web sites
are managed by computer experts and it shows. This is like asking a typesetter to
be the managing editor of a large newspaper. But if you want to communicate and do
business on the Internet, you need a professional communicator to manage your Web
I offer the unique combination of communications experience, education, and technical
skills needed to communicate effectively via the Internet. I bring five years of
experience as an Internet Web developer, plus eight years as a professional editor. At
Northwestern University, I earned a bachelor's degree in English and history and a
master's degree in English, which further strengthen my communications abilities. I even
adapted my master's thesis, No Place for a Woman: The Family in Film
Noir, into an award-winning web site.
As Manager of Electronic Communications for the American Dental Association, I manage
all aspects of ADA ONLINE (www.ada.org), the ADA's
Internet site. ADA ONLINE links both ADA members and the public directly to the
Association in ways that were not possible before the existence of the World Wide Web. My
wide-ranging duties at the ADA include developing site content, creating user-friendly
navigation and design, building new online resources and services with agencies throughout
the ADA, expanding and implementing new technologies and interactivity with support from
our Information Technology Division, coordinating the work of consultants as well as
internal staff, and HTML encoding Web pages.
The head of our Communications Division calls ADA ONLINE "the most high-profile
project in the Association," which is rapidly becoming "the primary vehicle for
communicating with our members and the public." For this reason, managing ADA ONLINE
and leading its ongoing growth are crucial to enhancing the Association's image and
serving the needs of member dentists and consumers worldwide.
At the ADA, I enjoy the challenge of a high-profile position with an internationally
respected company, and I am confident that I can make an immediate contribution in a
similar role elsewhere.
My Work on the Web
My Favorite Places on the Web
Spike is our cat who died while waiting for a kidney transplant. This page is a tribute
and a link to the Feline Chronic Renal Failure
Information Center Web site.