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Author of Wanted for Warrants:

Patricia McKernan, DSW, LSW

Pat McKernan is the Chief of Staff for Gaudenzia, Inc.; a non-profit organization providing substance abuse treatment to individuals and families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C.  Dr. McKernan was previously Chief Operating Officer for Volunteers of America Delaware Valley for more than 20 years.  In the Delaware Valley, Volunteers of America provides services to the homeless, individuals with intellectual disabilities, people struggling with addiction or mental illness, veterans, and people returning home from the criminal justice system.   
Dr. McKernan has been a social worker since 1990.  She was President of the Reentry Coalition of New Jersey where she has served in leadership roles for more than 15 years.  Pat was appointed by Governor Christie to the Board of Social Work Examiners in 2014 and was a Board Member of PILOT Services, a non profit serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.  She is a licensed Social Worker who received her Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College and her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.  She completed her Doctorate in Social Work at Rutgers University.  Wanted for Warrants is her multi-media project for 2018.


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