Pat recently joined the BCS board; however she and her husband Merrill have been enthusiastic supporters of BCS for many years. She also serves on the Board of Oberlin College, her alma mater. Past Board service includes Crounse Corporation, a river transportation company in her Kentucky hometown; Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, Luna Dance Institute in Berkeley, and Alliant International University.
During her 16 years as Founder and CEO of BASIS, Inc., Pat piloted the company’s growth from a small startup to a position of prominence among West Coast systems and network integrators. In 1996 she orchestrated BASIS’ acquisition. Prior to BASIS, Pat was a research analyst for government and university projects, with primary emphasis on survey methods.
After graduating from Oberlin she taught high school biology before obtaining her masters degree in Counseling from the University of Michigan.