Pat Young is a multi-skilled health professional with over 30 years of experience working in the private sector; for university-based systems; and most recently, for federally qualified health centers, free clinics and other non-profit agencies. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Ms. Young has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She is a registered Medical Technologist, ASCP and a Registered Dietitian.
Ms. Young is committed to ensuring that all individuals receive quality care regardless of their race, socioeconomic background, or age. Since 2006, she has served as a healthcare consultant to communities in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland and is owner of CommunityWorks. She is serving as the Program Manager for Healthy Roanoke Valley, an initiative of the United Way of Roanoke Valley. In both roles, she has worked to increase access to health care services for underserved populations through community planning activities; coalition building; successful fundraising campaigns; and the implementation of comprehensive primary care services and wellness initiatives. She has strong working relationships with health and human service agencies in the region and has expertise in designing programs that result in healthier communities.
Ms. Young serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, the Roanoke Community Garden Association, LEAP for Local Food, and the Wayne G. Fralin Free Clinic for the Homeless Advisory Board. She is a member of the Virginia Community Healthcare Association, the Virginia Oral Health Coalition, and the American and Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2013, she served on the Virginia Health and Human Resources Transition Work Group for Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe.