Pat has over 30 years of private and public sector experience as a public policy analyst, strategic planner, entrepreneur and civic leader. She is the Founder and Convener of The Women’s Regional Network: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, a collaborative network of women leaders from civil society organizations in South Asia to lead and take action to address the issues of extremisms, corruption and militarization of aid and development as they impact women’s security in the region. Since moving to the United States from Canada in 1990, Pat has served in leadership and governance roles for a number of organizations in the fields of education, public policy and women’s rights. She served as a Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 2002-2003; as Executive Director of the Denver Children’s Museum, where she directed the financial turnaround of the museum; as Emeritus Director of Pathfinder International; and on the Advisory Board of Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Colorado Women’s College; the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado; and on the Leadership Council for the Harvard Divinity School where she initiated and funded a conference for international journalists on “Reporting Global Conflict: Uncovering the Link between Religion and Human Rights”. Prior to moving to the United States, Pat served for eight years as a senior executive appointee for the Government of Canada to provide advice on the effects of federal legislation on women and children. Pat was a founding member of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, and served on the Boards of the YWCA of Canada, The United Way of Calgary, the Senate of the University of Calgary, and The Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Pat has a BA in History from the University of Alberta, an MPA from the University of Colorado, School of Public Affairs, and a Master of Global Studies from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is also a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center of International Affairs at Harvard University.