Patrick is a font of ideas.
For nearly three decades, he has designed successful, affordable strategies that reach policymakers, consumers, healthcare providers, educators and minority populations.
His ideas catapult issues onto the radar of national and local thought leaders. His work on the importance of affordable, accessible health insurance, for example, resulted in coverage in all of the nation’s top 100 newspapers and every network news program. He helped conceive and launched then-HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson’s “small steps” anti-obesity initiative. His work on the award-winning Choosing Wisely campaign changed how physicians and patients think about routine medical tests or procedures.
He has been published numerous times on topics including crisis management, user-tested message development, strategic communications planning, media relations and training, increasing communications capacity for nonprofits and others.
Patrick co-founded GYMR Public Relations, where he won numerous industry awards. Earlier, he was a vice president at Fleishman Hillard, a lobbyist and spokesperson for a health-related trade association, and a journalist in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Patrick graduated with high honors from the University of Notre Dame.