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danny Patterson


 Danny Patterson is the Coalitions Coordinator at the Gulf States Health Policy Center in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, where he is responsible for establishing and nurturing community collaborations and partnerships to address health disparities. Additionally, Danny advises and consults several community non-profit institutions around the region. Danny assisted the University of Alabama’s Center for Economic Development with its Substance Use Disorder project in late 2020 and its affect upon overall health outcomes. He is a certified trainer with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing in the field of Adult Mental Health First Aid. Danny is the State Program Manager for Bank On Alabama, where he supports financial institutions efforts to increase banking access of unbanked and underbanked individuals. Danny is a technology consultant with TALA Professional Services, specializing in business development including non-profit fund development. 


After 30 years, he retired from the IBM Corporation and the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Danny serves on several nonprofit boards across the State of Alabama, including Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Alabama Asset Building Coalition, Alabama Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, Alabama Community Leadership Network, Association of Community Development Corporations, Southern Alabama Area Health Education Center, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life Advisory Board, Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation Advisory Board and the South Alabama Economic Roundtable. 

Danny is a native of Florida, graduating from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. 

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