I have had the pleasure of working with Patrick Anderson '75 twice: First, when we were both with the Makah Tribe, two years ago. There I had the serendipitous good fortune to be able to recruit him as health director for the tribe; you can bet I did happy handsprings in my mind when I saw his resume! In my career working for Indian tribes in Washington state, I had never had the chance to use "the old school tie." Then Patrick came to Neah Bay. He brought a new outlook to providing primary health care to victims of childhood trauma, as he describes in the interview. And, after he was appointed CEO of RurAL CAP, he brought me to Anchorage last summer. I truly enjoyed being peripherally involved as a program researcher as he formed the management team for that important, statewide poverty agency.
In Response to: Patrick Anderson ’75: Breaking the Cycle