Pat provides support to staff in both the Healthy Together and Families First programs. Prior to coming to Children’s Law Center, she was the Legislative Officer for Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services—advocating for the department on public health, child welfare, housing, aging and disability services. Prior to that she was on staff at the Montgomery County Council specializing in education and health and human services. She also mediated dependency cases in Family Division of Montgomery County Circuit Court. As a law student she represented clients through the Juvenile Justice Clinic at GULC.