Joan Patrick

Biography

Joan Patrick


 

Milo P. Johnson Award of Distinction

Financial Manager, Fiscal Services
Division of Administration and Business Services

Described as “one of the finest financial managers in Riverside County,” Joan Patrick navigates a maze of rules and regulations at the state and federal levels to find funding for RCOE’s Alternative Education (AE) and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. It’s a big responsibility, but one that she does with great professionalism, drawing on a wealth of knowledge acquired after 20 years of service. She is credited with securing $20 million to help expand AE and CTE services, and beyond that, she champions RCOE students by attending graduations and other events, donating her own time and money. She has worked tirelessly to collaborate with not only her colleagues at RCOE, but with community partners, colleges, school districts, and other agencies. Nominators said, “She is a woman of the highest integrity. Her priorities are centered on what is best for the organization. She models the highest qualities of honor, humility, and service.”