Patti Atkins

The Woloshin Communications Team

Patti Atkins, APR, Health Care and Events Marketing Specialist (of counsel)

As a seasoned communications professional, Patti Atkins, APR provides an invaluable resource to clients as a manager, strategic planner and critical thinker. The former director of marketing and communications for Providence Seaside Hospital has decades of hands-on experience in public relations, marketing, internal communications, relationship management and advertising. Patti was eventually promoted within Providence Health & Services to regional public relations manager where she not only handled external communication issues she initiated and sustained positive relationships with regional social and traditional media contacts.

She has additional years of experience in communications management positions with Regence BlueCross BlueShield, LifeEra and Mentor Graphics Corporation. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree and graduate course work in organizational communications. Patti was accreditation by the Public Relations Society of America in 2005.

Patti has served on the local Portland Metro PRSA board in several officer positions including chapter president. Her current volunteer experience includes teaching and mentoring individuals through the PRSA accreditation process in her home state of Oregon. Patti learned about the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington when a member of her family was diagnosed with the disease. For the past several years, she has volunteered her services to this nonprofit where she has organized and promoted events as well actively participated in support groups.

An empty-nester, Patti lives in Lake Oswego with her husband Larry and two very spoiled terriers.

Ideal vacationHidden talent
My ideal vacation is to travel around the world. I love to visit and learn
about new people, cultures and locations. Currently, my favorite location is
Cambridge, where my daughter and her fiancé live. We will be traveling to
her wedding in Edinburgh in April 2013.
My hidden talent is that I can nap like I get paid for it. There is nothing
better than a good long nap.