Patricia’s private and public sector work history brings a wealth of experience to the County Commissioner position. The descriptions below are in her own words, illustrating the depth and breadth of her abilities.
Current Government Position
Leelanau County Commissioner for the 5th District, Centerville and Leland Townships
Master of Science, Biomechanical Engineering, Michigan State University College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Communications, University of Utah
Leland Chamber of Commerce
Lake Leelanau Community Association
Traverse City Economic Club
Rotary Club of Suttons Bay
Professional Experience: Private Business
President and CEO, Solira Laboratories, Inc.
Professional Experience: Education
Specialist Faculty and Clinical Director of Biomechanics Evaluation Laboratory College of Engineering, Michigan State University
Director of the Biomechanics Evaluation Laboratory – St. Lawrence Hospital, Okemos, Michigan
Director of Development for the Colleges of Human and Veterinary Medicine (both Osteopathic and Allopathic human medicine), Michigan State University
State of Michigan Governmental Positions
Director, Michigan Toxic Substance Control Commission
Special Assistant to the Director, Management and Budget, State of Michigan
Special Assistant to the Director, Department of Mental Health,State of Michigan
Training Officer, Department of Civil Service Training Division,State of Michigan
Positions in Psychology
University of Utah Department of Psychiatry
Worked for the Director of WICHE (Western Interstate Commerce on Higher Education) assisted in providing training programs for police and other service agencies on how to safely interact with patients suffering from various forms of mental illness.
Children’s Opportunity Center
Worked with children diagnosed with autism, Downs syndrome, and other disorders.