Pat has 28 years of experience as a social worker, working at Child Guidance Clinic and with organizations that support persons with disabilities. She has experience in counselling and family work, in crisis response, in program development and in advocacy. Pat has also been a volunteer with a family life center, a school parent council and a refugee sponsorship group. This is Pat’s 2nd year as a member of the Klinic Board of Directors.
Pat believes that families and individuals do well with a sense of belonging and support within their community. Health services delivered at the community level are well placed to respond to unique needs in the area.
Klinic is a progressive organization with a strong history of responsiveness to expressed needs and concerns. Pat has especially appreciated being a member of Klinic’s social justice committee where she has participated in discussions and planning around a broad spectrum of issues that impact the health of individuals and families.