Meet Katrina Dixon Patterson

Mrs. Katrina Dixon Patterson is a highly accomplished individual with a rich educational background and extensive professional experience. Holding dual bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Sociology from Salisbury University and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, respectively, along with a Master of Social Work from Salisbury University, she has equipped herself with a strong academic foundation. 

With a career spanning over 17 years in a Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Agency, Mrs. Patterson has excelled as a dedicated Service-oriented Program Manager. Her leadership skills, coupled with qualities such as patience, determination, and a results-driven approach, have enabled her to enhance program management and evaluation in behavioral health care and adult services within the Washington Metropolitan Area. 

Mrs. Patterson’s expertise shines through in her ability to address the challenges faced by justice-impacted individuals and those with cognitive and physical limitations. By surpassing organizational goals and fostering collaborations with various stakeholders, she has consistently delivered exceptional results, working alongside federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and international entities to achieve shared objectives. 

Beyond her professional achievements, Mrs. Patterson actively engages in volunteer work and advocacy for numerous charitable and community organizations. Driven by a profound passion for assisting vulnerable populations, Mrs. Patterson assumes multiple roles across various organizations, boards, clubs, jobs, and churches. Her involvement in organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, The Order of The Eastern Star, Executive Alliance, and other esteemed groups reflects her dedication to creating positive change in the lives of individuals in need. 

Mrs. Patterson’s contributions have not gone unnoticed, as she has been honored for her exceptional achievements by The State of Maryland and her local community. Recognitions such as being named one of Maryland’s 100 Sheroes by The Maryland Commission for Women, receiving The Maryland Daily Record Leading Women Award, and being listed among The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women demonstrate her outstanding leadership and impact. She was also recently recognized as the Salisbury University School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award, 2023 

Furthermore, Mrs. Patterson’s appointment as a Commissioner for Individuals with Disabilities by the County Executive of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and her appointment by Governor Wes Moore with the advice and consent of the Senate to the Board of Trustees for Maryland School of the Deaf underscore her reputation as a dedicated advocate for inclusivity and accessibility. 

Despite her busy schedule, Mrs. Patterson remains actively involved in her church, Zion Church, in Greenbelt, Maryland, and engages in international missions to countries including Kenya, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, demonstrating her commitment to global outreach and service.  

Mrs. Patterson is the current President- Elect of The Junior League of Prince George’s County.