Dorothea has served as a Trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society since 2010. Since that time, she has served as a member of the Fellows and Awards Committee and the Bylaws Committee. She has chaired the Cemetery Committee, the Fellows and Awards Committee, the Personnel Committee, and has served as the Chapter Liaison Chair. She worked on the Annual Conference Registration team for a number of years and was Conference Registration Chair for two years. She is a Life Member of OGS. She is a member of the Athens County OGS Chapter.
She has a BA from Nazareth College, Kalamazoo, MI. She served twenty-five years in investigative and supervisory positions with the Detroit Police Department. She serves as Financial Secretary of the Louisa St. Clair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; is President of the Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit; and is on the board of the Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians. Dorothea is also a member of the 2020 Indian Village 125th Home and Garden Tour Committee.