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Patricia was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is a relentless advocate for equity and racial and social justice. Patricia brings a wealth of experience to improving access to health, wellness, and human services to the most vulnerable in our community. Prior to joining CLUES, Patricia served as Deputy Director for Familias en Acción, a nonprofit organization in Portland, OR that provides culturally specific services to promote health for Latino communities, including resource navigation, climate health equity, food equity advocacy, HIV/STI sexual health education, and workforce development. Patricia also served as Executive Director at Outside in Portland, OR; COO at Native Health in Phoenix, AZ; and CEO at Family HealthCare in Fargo, ND. Patricia has experience in all aspects of organizational management, including equity and justice, strategic planning, business development, operational oversight, building partnerships and coalitions, fundraising and grant writing, talent management, coaching, and mentoring, and capital development and financial management.
Patricia received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, and she received a second bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She completed her MBA at Willamette University in Portland, OR. Patricia enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, and walking her three dogs, She treasures her time with family and friends.