In 1982 Patricia earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from Antioch West University in San Francisco, followed by a two-year post master's Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, Ca. She was in the private practice of psychotherapy until 1995 in the Bay area, serving also as the Clinical Director of an alcohol treatment service for drinking drivers, and Director of an MA level training program focused on alcohol counseling. She is a founding member of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, which provides training and consultation to professionals and graduate students in mental health, medicine, nursing and social work. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. Currently consulting for Globalvest Mgmt. Co., St. Thomas, she also serves as President of the Peter Gruber Foundation, a US non-profit. With philanthropic activities in the Virgin Islands the Foundation also awards annual international prizes in the sciences: Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, as well as Justice and Women's Rights. She is a former Trustee and Secretary, Board of Trustees, Antilles School, St. Thomas, VI; currently an Advisory Council Member of the ABA Center for International Human Rights of the American Bar Association; and serves as a Governing Council Member of the International League for Human Rights at the UN. This is her first year as a board member of TBRC.