Carolyn Joy Patterson, President

Carolyn Joy Patterson has lived in Harrisburg, PA for over 20 years, having immigrated to the US from Canada with her husband. She was born in Sri Lanka and spent her childhood years in India and Pakistan.

Carolyn worked for several years as an Administrative Assistant, both in insurance industry and in law firms in Ontario and Quebec.  Since moving to Harrisburg, she has worked in the non-profit field as an Executive Assistant: at a social services provider, a state professional association, and currently at the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, where she is the Assistant to the Bishop and also the Human Resources Administrator.

Carolyn has been a member of PAIRWN nearly from its inception, participating in many different roles.

She and her husband live, with their two sons, 3 cats, and Shia LaPoof the hamster, in Uptown Harrisburg.