Dr. Patterson has been a board member since 2016. She is an Associate Dean in The Patton College of Education at Ohio University and focuses on academic engagement and outreach opportunities that connect Patton College faculty and students to local, statewide, and international stakeholders. She is also the First Lady for the City of Athens. Dr. Patterson received her M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling at the Illinois Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University.