Pat is currently retired and spends her time volunteering for a number of river groups, traveling with her partner, Dorcas, and playing with her children and grandchildren. From 1994 to 2007, Pat served as Watershed Program Manager for River Network, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people understand, protect and restore rivers and watersheds for the past 14 years. In that position, she worked with nonprofit river and watershed groups around the country to help them build sustainable organizations and develop resources. Pat has been involved in nonprofit fundraising for over 30 years.
From 1977 to 1993, Pat worked for another national river organization, American Rivers, as Vice President for Development. At AR, she focused on building that organization’s membership base, major donor program, foundation base, and workplace giving program and worked extensively with the Board. During her tenure at American Rivers, she helped increase the budget from $30,000 to $2,000,000.
Pat has also served on the board of various local nonprofits including the Coalition for the Capitol Crescent Trail, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, the Cacapon Institute, the Potomac Riverkeeper, the Rock Creek Conservancy and Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah.
Pat holds a B.A. in Latin American History from American University. She served for a number of years as Records Manager/Archivist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. before moving into the nonprofit sector. She is fluent in Spanish and is an avid whitewater canoeist and kayaker.
Board member since 2017.