Patrick J. Patterson, MSW, MPH is President of Global Partners for Fathers and Families Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in growing the capacity and funding for agencies focused on empowering fathers, men, and boys. As a fund development expert, Patrick has written and led grant writing efforts that have successfully resulted in more than $55 Million in grant awards from Federal, State, and Private Foundation funding sources, including multi-million dollar Federal grant awards during both President George W. Bush & President Barack Obama Administrations.
As an expert at working with fathers, men, and boys, Patrick has been a featured fatherhood keynote, workshop leader or trainer in 43 states, the US Virgin Islands and 5 different countries. He currently serves as a fatherhood consultant to Wake County Human Services, Vance County DSS, Ohio Dept. of Youth Services, and the NFL Players
Association and works closely with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.
He earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Benedict College (Columbia, SC) and dual Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of South Carolina.