Carrie Banks PattersonCommunity Member

Carrie Banks Patterson, MA, LMSW earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University and her graduate degree from the University of Chicago’s School Of Social Service Administration. Since graduation she has established expertise in the provision of mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. Her career has included a depth of experiences in research, direct clinical services, administration and consultation. She was the Chief Social Worker for the Detroit Psychiatric Hospital’s Children’s Services for many years. When the hospital closed, Ms. Banks Patterson was hired as the Child/Adolescent Specialist Consultant for the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency’s Psychiatric Services and then became the Director of Network Administration in Managed Care Operations.

After a brief retirement, she returned to Wayne County government as a consultant developing and coordinating the Children’s Initiatives for Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency. Ms. Banks Patterson has served as a Board Member on the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and a founding Board Member on the international Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. She also served as a Board Member and Secretary for the Detroit Medical Center Guild. She has received numerous awards, including Northeast Guidance Center’s Joseph Young, Sr. Leadership Award in November 2009, for her dedicated service on behalf of babies and children with Severe Emotional Disturbances and their families in Michigan.