Patricia Ocasio has been a Sullivan County resident for the past 18 years. Focusing her professional path along the health and prevention roadway. She has a bachelor’s in theology, from The American Bible Institute and CME certifications in peer counseling. Patricia has worked for Catskill Regional Medical Center as an Emergency Room Technician; she was also employed at Sun River Healthcare for 4 years as a Youth Outreach Coordinator where she provided youth advocacy as well as providing youth with the necessary tools needed in their development to adulthood, through youth development education and prevention strategies. She has also worked for Hudson Valley Community Services for 11 years as a Prisons Services Coordinator providing incarcerated individuals with Prevention education and transitional planning, she also served as a Women’s Services Coordinator, where she provided at risk female identified individuals with Prevention education and testing for HIV/ STI and Hep C. She also provided counseling sessions for domestic violence survivors through evidence-based curriculums. Patricia currently serves as a chair for the Sullivan County Youth Bureau she is also a community board member for Community Actions of Ulster County. Patricia Volunteers at the local food pantries helping with the distribution of food items to the underserved communities of Sullivan County. Patricia is also an Ordained Minister and has facilitated several weddings, wakes and renewal of vows. On her off-time Patricia enjoys walks in the trails of Sullivan County, loves music and enjoys home decorating as well as seasonal thrifting. Patricia is a wonderful mother of two young men and a proud grandmother of two wonderful kids and is a devoted wife to a wonderful man for the past 29 years. She is an outspoken individual and an advocate for equal justice and respect for all, she is a people person always willing to listen and lend a helping hand. Patricia’s Passion stems from a belief that we are all here to serve one another as a community, and that a community no matter the size will always need each other.