London, Ontario Canada
Patti was diagnosed with GPA as a young adult almost twenty years ago. Due to subglottic stenosis, she has had over 25 operations on her throat. She has lived and been a patient in Canada, Australia and England. Patti holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College, London, and she is an immigration lawyer in both England and Canada.
Patti is a long-term member of both the Vasculitis Foundation and the Canadian Vasculitis Foundation. She believes her diverse experiences bring a unique perspective to the Board. She is interested in expanding the international outreach of the Vasculitis Foundation and working with the minority communities to raise awareness and understanding of vasculitis.
She lives in London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and young daughter.