Patty Orona

Child Welfare Trainer
509.834.8535

Patty began her experience providing direct services to families through the Division of Developmental Disabilities and then licensing as a foster parent in the early 80’s. In the 20 years licensed as a foster parent, Patty sat on Executive Board for FPAWS (Foster Parent Association of Washington State) and the Advisory Board for the Ombudsman.

Patty began co-training in the early 90’s and became certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist in May of 2000. Prior to joining the Alliance, Patty worked in Special Education Services for the Yakima School District beginning in fall of 2000 and was the Right Response Trainer from March of 2003.