I've been a resident of Plymouth for 30 years, and its Councilperson-at-large for the past three years
I have served proudly as the At-Large member of Plymouth Township Council since January 2018.
As a candidate, I visited homes throughout the township over many months to meet our residents and earn your trust. I was honored that you responded by electing me as your representative.
I have applied the same energy to governing as I did to campaigning. I am happy to say that my fellow Council members and I, working together, have delivered tangible results for your safety and the Township’s economic development:
- Approved permanent preservation of Maple Acres, the Township’s last working farm
- Hired new Police Chief John Myrsiades
- Quickly and cordially negotiated a new, fair contract with our Police Department
- Enacted a Township-wide policy of equal treatment for members of the LGBTQ community
- Approved construction of new Colonial Middle School/renovation of Township building
- Oversaw successful repair of Butler Pike road damage and subsequent road improvement
- Undertook environmental improvements, especially increasing open and green space
I have brought 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer and legal administrator to my role on Council. My knowledge of the law enables me to appreciate the implications that any decision we make may have for your families’ daily lives. I take that responsibility seriously every minute I serve you.
I have lived in Plymouth Township for more than 30 years. My son and his family live here, too. That makes me even more passionate about serving you well. I assure you that your concerns are mine.
I have a special interest in the welfare of our children. I am a volunteer with the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, serving as an attorney for abused and neglected children in juvenile, dependency, criminal, protection from abuse and custody cases in our county. I seriously consider the impact that any decision I make as a member of Council can have on our children.
I value the trust that you have placed in me and look forward to serving you for another term on Plymouth Township Council to help make our community an even better place to live and work.
Current Board memberships
- Emergency Services: Advising Council on fire, rescue and EMS services matters
- Liaison, Human Relations Commission: Fostering equality and equal opportunity for all citizens and mediating discrimination complaints
- Liaison, Environmental Advisory Board: Advising Council on matters relating to protection, conservation, management and promotion of Township natural resources and on protection and improvement of environmental quality
- Prothonotary, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2006–2013: Supervised employees in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Responsible for maintaining Court’s opinions, orders and records, scheduling Court sessions and assignments and overseeing continuing legal education for judges and attorneys. Assisted the Court in adopting electronic filing and rules and policies to protect personal privacy while maintaining open access and transparency.
- Trial Attorney
- Cohen, Placitella and Roth, Philadelphia, 1992-2006
- Bernstein, Bernstein and Harrison, Philadelphia,1986–1992
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law, 1990–1995
- Supervising Staff Attorney, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 1979–1984
- J.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Temple University School of Law
- B.S. (Cum Laude), University of Georgia
- Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; United States District, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
- Legal Intelligencer Woman of the Year, 2014