Pat Thompson is Atkinson’s Director of Strategy, Communications, and Learning. Prior to joining the Foundation in January 2014, Pat was a leadership consultant. She worked with mature nonprofits on their organizational renewal challenges. She began her career on Parliament Hill in 1981 where she worked first for her hometown MP and later two cabinet ministers. From 1988 to 2000, she served YMCA Canada and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver in senior management roles.