Patricia “Patti” Campbell is a certified rehabilitation counselor, licensed professional counselor, health coach, and graduate instructor who has worked in the fields of neurorehabilitation and behavioral health since 1981. She has served as both a clinician and administrator in Pennsylvania and New York while overseeing state and national efforts in person-centered, family-informed care. Her work in building local, state, national, and international collaborative rehabilitation teams, helped to shape traumatic brain injury service delivery and inspired broad innovation in family education, caregiver support, post-acute counseling, and catastrophic case management. After serving in multiple healthcare leadership roles, Patti built a 17-year consultancy practice dedicated to consumer-focused, front-line healthcare systems navigation from which she came to the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) in November of 2017.
Throughout her career, Patti has maintained an unwavering “whatever it takes” approach asking those around her how can “we” best impact quality of life as professionals, every day. She has a hands-on and passionate style seizing every opportunity to improve the consumer experience. Best known for demanding individualized and sensitive care for her clients, Patti is distinguished for growing critical awareness of holistic medicine and carving access to spirituality within healthcare and behavioral health. Years of witnessing its professional abandonment in the recovery process prompted Patti to become a determined voice for patients’ and families’ essential needs of mind, body, and spirit. It is what first led Patti to find PPI many years ago as a referral source for her clients and medical colleagues’ patients, and later as Executive Director. She sees the mission of PPI as integral to expanding best practices in both medicine and the behavioral sciences and is committed to the organization’s legacy role in this effort.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, Patti is the Chief Executive Officer of PPI and oversees its consistent achievement of mission and financial stability. She chairs the Leadership Team responsible for all clinical, administrative, financial, and program operations. Patti is past president of the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association; a prominent keynote and professional presenter of forty years; longstanding health sciences and business administration instructor; and previous consultant to the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, FISA Foundation, and ChoiceCare Physicians, PC. She has also served on staff of the Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation (LEIR), Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute/Allegheny General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, and Cigna Health Life Insurance Company. Patti is a dual graduate of Edinboro University in Rehabilitation Counseling and Art Education.