As Deputy Director, Patrick provides day-to-day management of the Strategy Center’s operations and ensures our programs meet their ambitious goals. Prior to joining the Strategy Center in December of 2016, Patrick held senior leadership roles in both government and nonprofit organizations. He brings to the organization experience in and passion for protecting children’s health as a nationally recognized advocate for lead poisoning prevention and the elimination of other health hazards in housing. Patrick is well versed in program and project management, leading the implementation of tens of millions of dollars in Federal and philanthropic investments in public health and energy efficiency.
His past professional experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Healthy Homes, a national advocacy organization focused on eliminating health hazards in housing. Under his direction, the Alliance advanced congressional action and regulations to protect families from formaldehyde, lead, radon, toxics in fragrances, and other chemicals in homes, while launching innovative partnerships to help local partners and contractors comply with federal lead in renovation requirements. He previously worked as an epidemiologist with the State of Rhode Island and as an epidemiologist and director of the City of Chicago’s lead poisoning prevention program.
Patrick earned a Masters in Environmental Studies and a Bachelors in Public Policy, both from Brown University. He holds a certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute. Outside of work, he is an avid long-distance motorcyclist (IBA #48186) and aspiring snowmobiler.
pmacroy [at] preventharm.org (Patrick MacRoy)