Patti King is an advocate, health promoter and freelance writer with a passion for public policy and instigating positive changes in communities.  Believing that collaboration and partnership are the key ingredients for success, Patti has led, partnered, facilitated and supported a wide variety of community development and capacity building initiatives including pesticide reduction, tobacco control, and local food security.   Now, after an 11-year career focused on cancer prevention, Patti took a leap of faith and is creating a new path.  Together with her husband Johnny, she is finding balance in her professional pursuits with the greatest role of all – that of Mommy to a sweet and rambunctious little toddler called Sammy J.