Patty formerly served as Chief of Staff to former Rochester City School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. Prior to accepting this position in July of 2012, she served as President of Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. Before joining Hillside, Patty served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Rochester for approximately five years. Previously she served as the Executive Consultant to The Rump Group of Rochester and as President and CEO of the Center for Governmental Research. Patty is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in political science and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.