Before joining MMHPI, Cindy Patrick served as a Senior Program Officer for the Meadows Foundation for over 21 years. She analyzed grant proposals from nonprofits and public entities throughout Texas, primarily in the areas of mental health, substance use, criminal justice and abuse prevention. Cindy was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Meadows Foundation’s mental health strategic plan that created and supports the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. She either led or co-led statewide philanthropic groups interested in supporting effective behavioral health and child welfare programming.
Cindy began her career in the nonprofit sector as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. After receiving an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, she served as a field director for an international child welfare organization in Guatemala, Central America. Returning to Texas, Cindy was the executive director of a nonprofit health clinic in Bryan/College Station and a child abuse prevention program in Austin. Cindy lives in Dallas with her 16-year-old daughter and a small zoo of animals.