Patti has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over 40 years working in Intermediate Care Facilities, State Operated Group Homes, Day Programs, a Supported Living Agency and housing non-profits. Patti is principal of Uplinger Consulting and is the Coordinator for Lanterman Housing Alliance. Patti worked as the Individual Housing Assistance Program Coordinator and Deputy Director for North Bay Housing Coalition. She currently is the Executive Director for Housing Now. Both agencies are non-profit organizations that locate and maintain affordable housing for Californian’s with developmental disabilities. Patti served on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Housing Alliance for 9 years. Being on the Board was an avenue to partner with other social service agencies and non-profit housing developers. Patti was appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Committee for Sacramento County and currently is the Chairperson. Patti has been a speaker at different conferences: Supported Life, Housing California, California Supported Living Network, Partners in Policy Making, Pride Transition Fair, The ARC of California Policy Program and different Alta California Regional Center advocacy and advisory groups.
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