Patricia joined the Vela board as Secretary in October 2022, after being advised of the open position by a fellow Board Member. She learned about Vela because of supporting one of its Microboards, which she has been a part of since 2019. She loves helping others and has mentored others with disabilities in the past. Patricia works in the field of diversity and inclusion managing employee resource group leads for a global organization. One of Patricia’s biggest passions is music. She plays flute in the Vancouver Concert Band and is knowledgeable about many genres of music.