Patty Prasada-Rao has worked with U.S. and international non-profit organizations to develop communities, organizations, leaders, ministries, and national associations. She has over 25 years of management experience including strategic development, fundraising/resource development, organizational infrastructure and operations, program development, board/staff development, and finance.
Patty’s background also includes work in public health (technical assistance to state and local health departments), geriatric research, corporate marketing, psychiatric program management, college campus ministry, and in leadership development/support for non-governmental organizations in India and Kenya. A large focus of her work has been on issues that impact underserved communities both domestically and abroad and how marginalized community members can take the lead in transformation and renewal.
She was born to Indian parents in the U.S. with an extended family network, which instilled in her a strong value for the community and what it means to belong together. Patty received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Pre-med from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education/Community Development from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.