Patrick Patterson, Project Manager, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

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Patrick Patterson is a technical director at ICF, where he currently works as the project manager for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC). He oversees the NRFC’s day-to-day operations, including its national fatherhood media campaign. In addition to his work with the NRFC, Mr. Patterson is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on issues of responsible fatherhood, parenting, and healthy relationships. He has delivered more than 750 fatherhood trainings, keynotes, consultations, and workshops with public/private agencies around the world. In 2014, the National Partnership for Community Leadership awarded the prestigious “International Fatherhood Practitioner of the Year” to Mr. Patterson for his global fatherhood work as advocate and practitioner. Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Patterson worked with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Philadelphia region, and as the manager for the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center. He earned a B.A. in social work from Benedict College (Columbia, South Carolina) and dual master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of South Carolina.

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