Patti Keckeisen is a parent and former corporate professional in the consumer products and pharmaceutical industries, whose career shifted to parent leadership and civic engagement after completing the 20-week PLTI program in 1999.  Patti then served as the Parent Leadership Development Coordinator for the city of Danbury, CT where she led the development of “parents as civic leaders” using evidence-based curricula supplemented by mentorship and community leadership opportunities to apply their skills.

Presently she is Co-Director of the National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI) and previously served the organization as National Consultant, Implementation Specialist and Master Facilitator.  Patti with communities around the country including those in California, Colorado, Maine, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wyoming and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Patti’s community service has included the founding of the Greater Danbury Parent and Child Playgroup, Citywide Parent Teacher Organization, Danbury’s Coalition for a Community United, St. Joseph Church Parish Council, School Readiness Early Childhood team leader and grant reviewer and home visiting programs. Currently she is an active member of the PLTI Civic Design Teams in Bridgeport and Danbury Connecticut and presently co-chairs the city-wide early childhood collaborative of the City of Danbury, Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership.

Patti graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Business Management and holds an Advanced Certificate in Leadership, Management and Organization Development from The James River Institute.

Patti and her husband live in Danbury, Connecticut with their two children.