Conversation With A... Sacred Activist: Pat Waak
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Join The Faith Space in an intimate conversation with Pat Waak, who describes herself as "a Gatherer of Wisdom and a Synthesizer and a Healer." Through a career encompassing the U.S. Peace Corps, healthcare, government, university center administration, and environmental public policy, Pat has walked an evolving path which includes political leadership and action. She was one of the first women to serve as Deputy Director of a U.S. Presidential campaign and one of the few women to direct a state political party.
Patricia (Pat) Waak, DMin is a registered nurse and holds a BS and a MA in psychology. She is certified as a Jungian psychotherapist and an Ageless Grace Instructor. She has dedicated her life to social change and has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, an international development consultant, an environmental leader, and a political strategist. After an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. House of Representatives, she was elected to three terms as chair of the Colorado Democratic Party.
Pat has been involved in politics for over 40 years. She was appointed to the Carter Administration at the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1977 to 1982. She served as Assistant Director of the Center for Population and Family Health at Columbia University. And she spent 17 years at the National Audubon Society as the director of the Population and Habitat Program.
She is the author of several books and the executive director of several video films. She currently is on the board of directors of the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC), which is fighting to protect communities from the effects of oil and gas drilling in their neighborhoods. She continues to mentor young people in the leadership process, especially women.