Born to Setta Loveta (Jones) and Don Thompson in Roswell, NM.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Texas.
Marries Kent Morrison Rider on June 8.
Earns a Master of Science in social work from the University of Texas at Austin.
Is a social worker within the adult mental health staff at Austin-Travis County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center through 1977.
Is a member of the homemaker services board of Child and Family Services in Austin, TX.
Is a consultant for the Model Cities Project in Austin, TX, through 1972.
Is a community organization specialist of alcohol-related services for the Model Cities Project in Austin, TX, through 1976.
Privately practices social work and continues to do so.
Is a clinical field faculty member within the School Social Work at the University of Texas through 1981.
Is a part of the Clinical Staff of the Mental Health Department within the Austin Regional Clinic.
Is an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University through 1991.
Elected to the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, serving until 2002.
Is an adjunct faculty member within the School of Social Work at the University of Texas through 2001.
Serves as president of the Texas Society for Clinical Social Work through 2005.
Elected a Board member of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health and continues in this role.
Is president of the Southwestern Group Society through 2011.
Serves as president of the New Milestones Foundation through 2015.
Is a board member of the Clinical Social Work Association Board of Directors and continues in this role.