Pat spent 13 years in the Finance Department at Parke-Davis Research in Ann Arbor. She then served as controller at several organizations in the Detroit area. She is currently serving as the Treasurer and head of the Finance Committee at FLI. In addition, she is the founder and President of The Project LEARN Foundation, a non-profit which provides books and supplies to Head Start and GSRP programs in the Detroit metropolitan area as well as Washtenaw, Livingston, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties in Michigan.