In addition to the NBCOT Impact Award, Patty has received the Agatha Jackson COTA Award of Excellence from the Colorado Occupational Therapy Association, which recognizes a COTA for excellence in the areas of practice, education, and/or community service. She was also named the COTA of the Year by the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.
Patty’s colleagues have a nickname for her: Patty Fantastic. She earned it through her extreme ownership and dedication to improving the quality of life for the entire Julia Temple community. Patty credits where she is now to the people who encouraged her: “I respect every OT practitioner who helped me learn, mentored, and encouraged me to continue to grow over the years. They all, along with my experiences helped me recognize and appreciate the gifts we can give to everyone we work with no matter what setting.”