Patrice Sentino was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1971. Patrice actively embraced her parent’s encouragements and excelled at Southern University at New Orleans, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling in 1995 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 1998. Two years later in 2000, she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and in 2002 she was approved as a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS). In 2016, she received a Doctor of Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Throughout her years in college, she was able to balance an exceptional career, in which she participated in community activities and advocated for minorities and human rights on campus and throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Her outreach and commitment to families affected by HIV, mental illness, additions, and homelessness has made her a powerful advocate in the Greater New Orleans area for the interests of hundreds of New Orleanians who have fought their challenges for years. Patrice realized that children and families are faced with a multitude of challenges, and she has the ability to impact a positive change for these children and families. As a clinician, educator and visionary Patrice has impacted ever-changing communities throughout New Orleans. Through her innovative ideas, and support of mental health/behavioral health, healthcare, social services, education, and mentoring of young people and families, Sentino continues to help develop, support and transform systems to its prominence. She is the founder and CEO of Center for Hope Children and Family Services, LLC. Sentino, as a member of the National Association Social Workers, and a host of other associations, she continues to practice, implement, develop and advocate for a united Greater New Orleans addressing the ever-changing needs. She is a respected expert on behavioral health and healthcare polices, and their impact on urban communities. Her colleagues described her as well-suited to lead agencies, organizations and advisory boards, where she continue to impact policy in behavioral health/healthcare, the environment, crime prevention, juvenile justice, housing, jobs and recreation. In a distinguished career that has spanned over 20 years, Mrs. Sentino has performed all of these roles with superiority, and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the State of Louisiana.