Patti Ritchie-Williams, LBSW, CCTP has a strong passion for helping others. Over the past three decades she has served her community through roles within child welfare, behavioral health and crisis services. Patti has kept a focus on services for children, with special attention to children in the foster care system. The first decade of her career, Patti worked with the older foster children teaching life skills. She was responsible for creating and operating three transitional living homes in Central Phoenix for girls aging out of foster care.As a social worker and strong advocate for innovation and collaboration, Patti has been instrumental in the transformation of the Maricopa Crisis System over the past decade. Currently, Patti is the Director of Behavior Coaching and Crisis Services at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) in the Phoenix area.