is the president of the New York
-based image-consulting firm Charismedia. In addition to performing on , earned her Ph.D. in psychology and communication from the Union Institute & University and served on the their Board for several years). She has taught at Columbia University, Temple University, Manhattan School of Music and the New School for Social Research, as well as guest lecturing all over. Cited for Distinguished Achievement by the International Who's Who in Education and the International Who's Who of Women, she is An accomplished concert pianist, opera and musical comedy singer and actor, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Italy, and has performed on and off Broadway, throughout the country and at Carnegie Hall and BAM. She starred as Maria in "West Side Story", Mame in "Mame" and Julie in "Showboat" also "the Jumping frog of calavaras County" by Lukas Foss, and "Triple Sec" by Marc Blitzstein in NY. On Broadway she performed with Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon.
On TV, her long running roles on As The World Turns,Another World & The Edge of NIght" Night won her a devoted following. (When her character, Nurse Karen Adams was written out, 5000 "ATWT" fans demanded her return - and she was written back in!) On "Edge of Night", playing a beatnik nightclub singer, she won plaudits singing 'Mack the Knife" from ThreePenny Opera and "Black Coffee" -... Read More