Kimberly Patterson is a social worker specializing in mental health services for the past 25 years. Ms. Patterson is dedicated to the mission of FACEP in promoting young people to build relationships to bring the world closer together. During her junior year in high school, Ms. Patterson was an exchange student living abroad with a host family. The experience is one that shaped belief systems that embrace differences in peoples and culture. Ms. Patterson’s own children have participated in the FACEP program which has enriched the entire family with friendships and cultural understanding. Ms. Patterson is pleased to serve FACEP as a board member to encourage young people to learn French culture, language, and customs through friendship.