Chief of Programs and Administration
Patricia Moen is a European American of primarily German and Norwegian descent. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and two children. Her unique skill set bridges big-picture ideas with practical implementation strategies.
Patricia supports several technical assistance initiatives including the National Center to Advance Peace for Children, Youth and Families, Outreach to Culturally Specific Organizations and the SAVES Center. She previously provided technical assistance to grantees of the Promising Futures Initiative and the recently concluded Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence and Child Welfare.
Patricia has a 23-year history working in the field of domestic violence including 5 years of experience working directly with Latina survivors and collaborating with community partners to deliver culturally responsive services, 8 years of training and technical assistance, and 15 years in culturally responsive program development, implementation, and evaluation
Before launching LUPE, Patricia dedicated 16 years to Casa de Esperanza (now Esperanza United), a Minnesota-based national Latina organization that works to engage and mobilize individuals, organizations and systems to end domestic violence. Prior to joining Casa de Esperanza, Patricia was the Violence Against Women’s Act, Program Coordinator, at YMCA International Services in Houston. Patricia currently serves as a member of the Community Research Ethics Board of the Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Patricia’s experience working directly with survivors and collaborating with community partners to deliver culturally responsive services, as well as her fundraising and supervisory roles in the areas of Family Advocacy and Community Engagement, contribute to her broad perspective. She expertly uses her skills in strategic thinking, administration, systems-building, federal-grants management, organizational development, and mission driven leadership, along with her commitment as a compassionate advocate, to identify, lift up, build the capacity of, and foster the existing strengths and skills of individuals and organizations across the country.
She holds a BA in History with distinction from the College of St. Benedict. She minored in Spanish, contributing to a mastery of the Spanish language that ensures her effectiveness in bilingual environments.