Patricia attended the 2021-22 AMI as a participant. She found the experience to be both personally and professionally rewarding, even after nearly 30 years of leadership within the college. She sees AMI as an excellent opportunity to enhance and rejuvenate skills. She has a particular interest in supporting and building leadership opportunities for diverse women, helping others understand and appreciate all departments and aspects of college programming, and how they support the academic side.
Patricia is responsible for resource development, grants administration, and programming such as professional development, Child Care Resource and Referral, Child Care Licensing, a state-wide Child Development Association scholarship program, and a federally registered apprenticeship program. She also serves as Executive Director of the Triad Early Childhood Council, a legislatively established multi-county, public/private early childhood collaborative aimed at increasing quality, access, and equity of early childhood services and supports.