Patty was elected to the Retreat Board in 2011. She is a member of the Executive Committee. She and her husband Bob are co-owners of Trend Business Solutions in Vernon, Vermont, a company that provides printing and promotional products to local area businesses.
She is a former legislator who represented the towns of Vernon and Guilford as a State Representative from 1998 to 2010. During that time she served on both the Appropriations and Human Services Committees where she became extremely well-versed on mental health issues in Vermont.
Patty served on the Vernon School Board for 3 years, the last year as its Chairperson. She also served on the Vernon Selectboard from 1997 to 1999 and was re-elected in 2011 to serve a two year term. She is currently a member of the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.
Patty and her husband live in Vernon. They have four grown children and six grandchildren.
"I am excited to be part of such an outstanding organization. Serving as an area legislator I was able to learn a great deal about the Retreat, and the intricate part this institution plays in mental health care for Vermont and the region. We're truly fortunate to have such a wonderful facility in our community.”