Patty is both the Chapter Executive and the Regional CEO for Wisconsin. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Patty ran a family business and consulted with several non-profits in the Milwaukee area. She briefly served as the Interim Executive Director for the Next Door Foundation. Patty was also the Vice President of the Foundation at Children’s Hospital and Health System for eight years where she was highly skilled in developing operational strategies and directing major fundraising projects.
Patty is on the board of the Rivoli Theater in Cedarburg, serves on the board of Crossed Threads, is a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Club, TEMPO, and has served on the Cedarburg School Board, Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, Greater Cedarburg Community Foundation, Survive Alive, and others in the Milwaukee area. She is the 2015 recipient of the Donald Driver Driven To Achieve Award, an award given to those who embody leadership, possess a dedication to excellence and have displayed persistence and tenacity in reaching their organization’s goals. She has 4 children and 3 grandchildren, who are her pride and joy.