Patricia B. McCray is an author, a certified John Maxwell Coach, and a teacher, trainer and speaker from Tallahassee, Florida. She is the Founder and CEO of Butterfly Life Journeys, a faith-based organization providing coaching, training, and mentoring to those recovering from adversity. Patricia is a passionate advocate for community reentry and criminal justice reform. She compares her life experiences of domestic violence, incarceration, homelessness, financial and health crises to the four stages of metamorphosis experienced by the caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
Patricia is employed by the City of Tallahassee as the Assistant to the City Manager. She is committed to community service and understands the inner workings of government. Patricia is a teacher and mentor for the Federal Correctional Institution Tallahassee, where she was formerly incarcerated for 3 years. She serves as a member of the Big Bend After Reentry Coalition, the board of the Emergency Care Help Organization, the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CSWG), and the Federal Correctional Institution Tallahassee Community Relations Board. She is also an alumnus of Leadership Tallahassee Class 33, 2015.
As an advocate, Patricia continues to serve vulnerable populations in her community and seeks to mentor and inspire others to pursue their vision and achieve their dreams.