Patrick Leonard, MSW, MPP

Director of Strategy and Program Development

Patrick obtained a joint master’s degree in social work and public policy from the University of Michigan. He has over eight years of advocacy, research, project management, program planning, and grant writing experience, helping county and nonprofit agencies plan and secure millions in funding for education, behavioral health, child welfare, and diversion and re-entry programs. As an affiliate of Columbia University’s SAFE Lab, Patrick has published articles exploring how youth navigate violence on and offline, and has worked with researchers and practitioners to strengthen community-based violence prevention efforts. At La Familia, Patrick will play a key role in rolling out strategy, development, and implementation of new programs.