About ICF

Patrick Patterson

Patrick James Patterson - Senior Manager, ICF International
North Carolina
Patrick is a national fatherhood expert with over 20 years of experience working to empower fathers across 45 states and seven countries, earning him the title “Mr. Fatherhood.”

Patrick (master of social work, master of public health) is a fatherhood expert with over 20 years of experience leading national and statewide fatherhood programs and initiatives. He has served as the manager of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (www.fatherhood.gov) under three successive presidential administrations and has been nicknamed “Mr. Fatherhood” as a result of his decades of work in the field.

During his career, Patrick has served as a featured keynote, technical assistance provider, and trainer in 43 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and six different countries. Patrick and his two daughters are coauthors of two popular children’s books, “I Love When Daddy Reads to Me'' and “Unplugged: A Day of Family Fun with No Devices.” Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble, and Books a Million all carry and sell both volumes.

Patrick earned a bachelor of social work from Benedict College (Columbia, SC) and dual master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of South Carolina.

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Benedict College (Historically Black College University)
  • Master’s of Social Work, University of South Carolina
  • Master’s of Public Health, University of South Carolina