Patrice Palmer is the programmer developer of Chosen4Change, a cognitive behavioral therapy modality which assists hurting individuals to become equipped with necessary tools to break the cycles of dysfunctional thinking, actions, and behaviors through The Process of Change and Laying the Foundation. She is the founding Program Director for Conquest, a therapeutic community at Chillicothe Correctional Institution, and served as Program Director for Jessie’s World, which assists women and children to reunite in a safe home environment, and Operations Manager for The Exit Program, where she established the EXIT Program for Women (EPW).
Patrice holds a Baccalaureate and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. A Licensed Prevention Specialist and Chemical Dependency Counselor. She is an active member of the Franklin County Reentry Task Force Coalition in Columbus, Ohio and formerly served as a member of ACME, a reentry sub-committee for the formerly incarcerated with mental health issues. She holds an Ordained Elder of Ministry License and is the former President of Columbus-based Raising the Bar Prison Ministries at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies.
Patrice has been awarded numerous awards including the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director’s Impact Award for service, Wings of Fire Trail Blazer award, and an Executive International Women’s Scholarship.