Some have described Patrice as calm and effective, making her the perfect fit as ZERO’s Vice President of Patient Programs and Advocacy. Her extensive experience in patient navigation will help maximize ZERO’s navigation, financial support, and education programs.
Patrice’s family was touched by prostate cancer when her uncle was diagnosed in 2018. A cancer diagnosis can be emotionally as well as financially draining. ”ZERO comes to the aid of so many men and their families battling prostate cancer. I’m thrilled to join an organization that was so helpful to us as we navigated the insurance appeal process.”
Supporting patients and their families struggling with cancer has always been on Patrice’s heart. Before joining ZERO, she served as the VP of Programs for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance where she did just that. Prior to joining the Alliance in 2016, Patrice served as the Director for Medical Education and Training at the American Red Cross where she led the nurse assistant training and phlebotomy education portfolios. Patrice holds an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and a BA in English from the University of Maryland.
Most weekends and some evenings you’ll most likely find Patrice in the stands cheering on her son and daughter as they dominate on the soccer field. But if she ever gets a moment to herself, she sneaks away for an hour of reflexology – her moment of Zen.
At ZERO Patrice will be working to discover patient’s unmet needs in the hopes of creating additional programs and services that will support them through their cancer journey. Improving the lives of cancer patients is something Patrice feels strongly about. “I want to live in a world where no family has to contend with cancer.” If you want to learn more about ZERO and its patient programs, please feel free to email Patrice.