Elected November 2016
Term Expires November 2020


Present Occupations:

  • Lee County School District, School Board Member for District 3
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Adjunct Professor in the Justice Studies Department of the College of Arts and Sciences


  • Resident of Estero, FL
  • Husband – Tom Patricca, President of TLP Financial Services, Inc.
  • Children – Patti, Jack, and T Patricca, all attending Lee County Public Schools

Professional Experience:

  • Paraprofessional, Pinewoods Elementary School
  • Full-time and Adjunct Professor, State University of New York
  • Staff Attorney, The Ayco Company, L.P., a division of Goldman Sachs


  • Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
  • B.A., Government, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  • A.A., Criminal Justice, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

Lee County School Board Liaison Committees:

  • Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee
  • School Board Student Advisory Committee

Community Organizations:

  • Catechist - Our Lady of Light Catholic Community
  • Member – Estero Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Great Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Secretary – Swim Florida Board of Directors
  • Member – Uncommon Friends Foundation Board of Directors
  • Member – Lee Republican Women’s Federated
  • Member – Fort Myers Republican Women’s Club, serving on Technology Committee
  • Member – Lee County Libertarian Club
  • Member – Business People United for Political Action Committee/BUPAC
  • Secretary – Republican Club of SWFL
  • Member – The African Network
  • Member – Florida School Boards Association