Patricia was born and raised in Halifax, NS, and received her BSc at Dalhousie University. She worked in lab research and later clinical research at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. She moved to Montreal and ran the national business office for a large charitable organization. In 1974 she moved to Ottawa and worked at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for 28 years, as Regional Coordinator for Forensic Psychiatry, until retirement. Since then volunteered at a long-term care organization in Ottawa, joined the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) for both Cancer Care Ontario (still doing), The Ottawa Hospital for both Cancer and Corporate PFACs (still on Corporate). My ‘passion’ … is patient education. Patricia became involved with health experiences through Cancer Care Ontario as a breast cancer survivor.