Patsy has held a variety of staff and management positions in the healthcare field for over 25 years as a pediatric nurse and nurse practitioner. A few highlights of her career include serving as Assistant Clinical Manager of the Pediatric Unit at Stanford Hospital, Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) in a local program, and Clinical Director of Together We Grow where medically fragile children are integrated with typical children in a developmentally appropriate daycare/ preschool setting. Together with her husband, SVP Partner Dave Hartman, Patsy owned EasyTurf, a synthetic lawn and putting green company for 15 years. In 2009, Patsy received the “Women Who Mean Business” award from the San Diego Business Journal.
Patsy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego with certifications as both a Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has volunteered over 1000 hours with Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program and still considers her Little Sister an important part of the family. Patsy has volunteered with the San Diego Zoological Society for over ten years serving at fundraisers, private events, and as an information partner. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Voices for Children working with foster children since 2014.
Patsy loves to hike, sing alto in her church choir, and spend time with friends, her husband, and their cat Cutter. She enjoys world travel and still holds her trip to South Africa in 2017 where she spent 10 days volunteering at a rhino sanctuary, as the best trip ever!