Prior to joining the Fire District, Patricia has worked in various aspects of governmental budgeting, accounting, financial administration, and debt service over the past 20 years. Beginning with the St. Lucie County Clerk of Courts Finance Department, where she served as an Accounts Receivable Clerk, and subsequently as an Accounts Specialist I. Some of her duties included assisting with preparation of the annual financial statements and the FY 2003 to FY 2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.
In December 2006, Patricia joined the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners Office of Management and Budget as a Budget Analyst and subsequently as a Management Analyst. Some of her duties included assisting with the preparation of the annual Recommended or Tentative and Final Budget Books, and participated in the department achieving the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Award Program for 10 consecutive years.
Since July 2008, she has been a member of both the Florida Government Finance Officers Association and the Treasure Coast Florida Government Finance Officers Association. In January 2020, Patricia achieved becoming a Certified Governmental Finance Officer with the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.
Patricia holds dual Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degrees in Finance and in Management from Florida Atlantic University and an Associates in Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.