For the past thirty-three years, Pat has put down roots in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in New York City, she has spent time in Stamford, CT; central Pennsylvania (attending Bucknell University with a BS degree in Secondary Education, English); Pittsburgh; Westboro and Melrose, MA; St. Louis, MO (twice); Chicago and Philadelphia.
In a completely unplanned career move in Cleveland, she fell into fund raising for United Way, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. While at Rainbow, she learned that, in over 30 years, teens and young adults were the only age group that had not experienced improved outcomes fighting cancer and blood disorders. Finding funding for research and programs became her passion.
Pat retired in September 2021 and joined the Naples Woman’s Club for the camraderie and service. Roles as co-chair of the Health & Wellness Committee and member of the Philanthropy Committee have served as a rewarding extension of her career.