Carter Patterson, Director of Programs, The Father Center of New Jersey

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Carter is a visionary and innovative Project Director with 26 years of social service and nonprofit management experience. He is a strategic thinker with a tactical approach for planning and implementing federally funded research programs and currently manages over $500k in federal, state and privately funded projects. He is a frequent speaker on topics such as Fathering, Trauma Theory, Workforce Development, and Effective Co-Parenting. He has made presentations for Princeton University, Fathers and Families Coalition of America, American Public Human Services Association Conference, Child Welfare League of America, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and other local organizations. He has received awards from New Jersey Legislators for his work around economic development within the non- profit sector, as well as recognition from Trenton, NJ City Council.