Patricia is a native New Yorker who has worked in all five boroughs with at risk youth and their families. With over 15 years of experience in the field of youth development, Patricia is passionate about making services equitable. Patricia created and implemented a multi-cultural after school program with an enrollment of 200+ school age children for a comprehensive human services agency in Brooklyn. Her experience in program administration allowed her to become the first Program Officer for The After School Corporation (TASC, now ExpandED Schools) with that experience. In return, Patricia gained valuable skills in both program observation and providing feedback. While employed with the Police Athletic League (PAL), Patricia was able to focus on leadership development and coaching as a Field Director. In addition, Patricia co-chaired PAL’s Training & Development Committee where she helped restructure the agency’s professional development model. Patricia is a seasoned trainer and facilitator in the youth development field.
Bilingual in Italian, Patricia had the opportunity to complete some of her early education in Italy. Patricia earned a BA in Sociology with minors in Children’s Studies and Physical Education from Brooklyn College. Patricia has also completed the Leadership Caucus and the High Performing Managers Institute with Community Resource Exchange. Patricia lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children: two boys and twin girls.