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Pacific Northwest (PNW) SOPHE is a chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). We are a dynamic group of professionals and students dedicated to the promotion of health education in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Province of British Columbia. Join us on LinkedIn and Facebook!
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Pat is retired, but worked for many years for the U.S. Public Health Service, in Indian Health, National Health Service Corps, HIV/AIDS, the Office of the Surgeon General (Koop era), the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Agency ADAMHA), and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). She has been an PNW SOPHE member since 1973 after talking to a colleague. Highlights from her time with PNW SOPHE include learning from many outstanding educators, including Drs. Elta Mae Mast and Betty Mathews, Peggy Kopf, and, of course, Judith Miller. She edited the newsletter for 10 years, served as Chapter President and representative to National before National was so organized, among many other roles. She originally did health education with Native American tribes and was interested in alcohol misuse and prevention/treatment. She became interested in HIV/AIDS while working in DC, and is now trying to learn how to do elder education, as she recently moved into a continuous care retirement community. Sometimes it seems the staff needs more help than the residents. Outside of work, she enjoys reading Science Fiction, travel, photography, and community service (accomplished through my church). She would like to add: “I am proud of SOPHE’s growth and mission. I have three friends from my time in SOPHE who now meet quarterly for lunch and reminiscing. We realized we have been friends for 40 years, thanks to PNW SOPHE.”