I am a Ph.D. who is driven, strategic and innovative with 20 years’ experience leading large, complex social impact programs.

I am a team-oriented leader with a strong record of creating partnerships and coalitions. My results include:

  • uniting diverse stakeholders including Fortune 500 companies such as Tiffany & Co., academics, small communities and the federal government
  • integrating expert knowledge into working teams
  • raising millions of dollars for my programs and clients
  • delivering results on time and within budget, with a strong focus on project management
  • communicating as a public speaker presenting both corporate and technical positions

Comfortable in the boardroom or out in the field, I’ve created new multi-million dollar programs to develop business as well as raise funds for non-profits.

My experience enables me to help businesses generate revenue while increasing social impact. For more information, click here for my resume or here to see some of my past clients.


See what supervisors, clients, funders and direct reports have said about my work:

Vikki Spruill, Founder and President of SeaWeb

“Patty was an important part of the establishment and evolution of SeaWeb and a trusted and competent colleague during the nine years she worked for me. Patty is intelligent, focused and hardworking. She has a wide range of talents from conducing market analyses, translating and executing complex assignments, raising money and managing budgets. I could always count on Patty to expand and improve upon loosely formed concepts and deliver high-quality products and programs on time. She can work independently, yet is open to learning from others. Patty is the kind of go-to person that organizations shouldn’t do without.”

Anisa Kamadoli Costa, President, Tiffany & Co. Foundation

“Patty was a first-class creator and director of Too Precious to Wear, a significant project supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. This campaign works to saves corals by inspiring jewelers to celebrate the beauty of the ocean without harming it. This program and all the identity materials Patty created were engaging, attractive and perfectly positioned to excite New York fashion leaders. We valued Patty’s professionalism. Patty consistently demonstrated remarkable creativity, dedication and unwavering commitment to get the job done.”

Jo Mackness with Berkeley (Haas) Business School–Center for Responsible Business hired me as a Business Consultant in 2009.

“I hired Patty to create a communications plan for The Center for Responsible Business at the Haas Berkeley Business School. Patty delivered well beyond the original contract by helping me think more strategically about our programs and clarify the center’s goals, objectives and priority tactics. This has proved to be an essential contribution. She pinpointed our messages, and we are all much clearer regarding how to talk about our Center and our vision for the future.”

Karly McIlwain, Ocean Enterprise Program Associate, Environmental Defense Fund

“As my manager over the year, Patty was an encouraging, thoughtful and creative supervisor. She provided me with sufficient guidance to understand my role on the team, yet she gave me room to figure out how best to accomplish our goals. I also really valued that Patty took the time to build team morale, to get to know me as a person and spend individual time with me thinking about my professional growth.”