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

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Carter Patterson is a visionary and an 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. Mr. Patterson currently manages over $500k in federal, state, and privately funded projects. He is a frequent speaker covering multiple topics, including intentional fathering, trauma theory, workforce development, and effective co-parenting. Mr. Patterson has presented at Princeton University, the Fathers & Families Coalition of America conferences, the American Public Human Services Association Conference, and to other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. He has received awards from the New Jersey Legislature for his work related to economic development within the nonprofit sector, as well as recognition from the Trenton, New Jersey City Council.

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