Patricia (Pat) Tucker

Director of DEI and Senior Program Manager

Patricia (Pat) Tucker, M.B.A., M.A., is director of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a senior program associate at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). Ms. Tucker is an experienced trainer and technical assistance (TA) provider and a nationally recognized leader in supportive housing, supported employment, and community integration for people with disabilities, including those with behavioral health conditions. As one of AHP’s top trainers, Ms. Tucker’s professional experience and creative spirit produce a training style that is concise, easily followed, worthwhile, and fun. She brings a passion to her trainings and successfully takes difficult, complex subjects and transforms them into information everyone can enjoy. Regardless of the topic, people attending Ms. Tucker’s trainings gain a deeper, fuller, and clearer understanding of the content area and the skills necessary to complete related tasks with greater confidence and effectiveness. She consistently scores well above average on training evaluations and clients nearly always request that she return and train additional staff.

Ms. Tucker provides TA and training to providers throughout the country in the following practices: supported employment, permanent supportive housing, harm reduction, case management, peer involvement, staff self-care, and motivational interviewing (MI). In addition, she has conducted fidelity assessments of programs around the country providing supported employment and permanent supportive housing. Ms. Tucker received her M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and her M.A. in industrial psychology from Roosevelt University.