Pati graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with degrees in both Sociology and Theatre, and she continues to combine her love for both fields in her work. Prior to joining The Arc staff on April Fool’s Day of 1996, Pati had volunteered for the agency’s Kids on the Block Educational Puppet Program for three years. She was delighted to take on the position of coordinator for that program, and later those of coordinator for the agency’s Special Olympics programs, therapeutic recreational programs and Adult Day Camp as well. She also handles The Arc’s public relations and outreach. Pati came to The Arc after working 12 years in local print and broadcast media positions. She continues to indulge her love of acting at area theatre companies whenever possible.