New Staff Member Patty Ochoa
Patty comes to PSR-LA from environmental justice nonprofit, Pacoima Beautiful, where she coordinated and directed the “Safer Homes for a Healthier Community” program. She was instrumental in expanding the organization’s health promoter program to collaborate with local health clinics and address in-home health environmental hazards, as well as asthma triggers. Patricia has expertise in community assets mapping, community organizing and development of educational and policy advocacy campaigns.
While at Pacoima Beautiful her work resulted in the passage of AB 805, the development and implementation of a diesel-task force, and a collaborative comprised of local businesses, community leaders, local elected officials and community members that work to reduce environmental contamination. She has expertise in a wide range of health, social and economic issues including the impact of housing conditions on health and the connection between chemicals in consumer products and reproductive issues.