Birth date: 02/15/1945
Birthplace: New York City, NY
Home City: Austin, TX
JD, School of Law, University of Texas, Austin, 1982
MSSW, School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, 1972
BA, Queens College, City University of New York, 1965.
Attorney, Scanlan, Buckle and Young, 1998-present
Adjunct Professor, Saint Edward's University, 1994-present
Instuctor, Saint Edward's University, 1978-present
Staff Counsel, State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, 1986-1989
Field Faculty, School of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin, 1977-1980
Volunteers in Service to America Trainer, Volunteers in Service to America/ACTION-Domestic Peace Corps, 1967-1970
Director, Legislative Training Program, University of Texas School of Social Work.
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1991-present
Member, Austin Democratic Forum
Member, Travis County Democratic Party.
Member, Adult Service Council of Austin, present
Member, American Association of Retired Persons, present
Member, Austin Rape Crisis Center, present
Member, Common Cause, present
Member, Gray Panthers, present
Member, Jewish Federation Community Relations Council, present
Member, National Academy of State Health Policy, present
Member, State Bar of Texas, present
Member. Travis County Community Justice Council, present
Member, Women's Advocacy Project, present
Board Member, Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1991-present
Board Member, Communities-In-Schools of Central Texas, 1990-present
Member, National Association of Social Workers, 1985-present
Member, Austin-Travis County Bar Association, 1983-present.
Chair, National Association of Jewish Legislators, 2004-present
Member, Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1997-present
Member, House Research Organization, 1997-present
Member, National Association of Jewish Legislators, 1996-present
Member, National Academy of State Health Policy, 1995-present
Founding Member, House Progressive Caucus-Legislative Study Group, 1995-present
Chair, Social Worker- Legislator Caucus, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1995-present
Vice Chair, Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1997-2001
Chair, Community Development Commission of Austin, 1976-1980.
County Affairs, Vice Chair
Human Services, Member