Patty graduated from Stanford in 1989 and was a 9-time NCAA All-American track athlete, track team captain for 2 years and national collegiate weightlifting champion. In 1995, she founded TimeOut Services and helped Cisco Systems create their first health & wellness program. Patty and her team were instrumental in designing the original wellness programs for Google, Cisco, Yahoo!, Safeway and KLA-Tencor. In 2009, Patty sold the corporate wellness division of her company to Plus One of New York (now Optum). Patty's awards include: The Key to the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Business Journal Top Women in Business, and Top 50 Influential Women of Silicon Valley.

Patty was the Manager for the Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health employee wellness program called HealthySteps from 2013 - 2016. Patty has been the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network since 2011 and the Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford WellMD Center since June 2016.

Current Role at Stanford

Director: Stanford Health Promotion Network
Director of Strategic Projects, Stanford WellMD Center

Honors & Awards

  • Top 50 Influential Women in Silicon Valley, Business Journal (2004)
  • Inductee, North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Key to the City, Grand Forks, North Dakota (2009)
  • 9 Time NCAA All-American Track Althlete, Stanford University (1986-1989)
  • Collegiate Weightlifting Champion, Stanford University (1989)
  • Full Athletic Scholarship, Stanford University (1985-1989)

Education & Certifications

  • MS, Nebraska Methodist College, Health Promotion Management (2015)
  • Executive Program, Stanford & YEO, Young Entrepreneurs' Organization Stanford Executive Program (2003)
  • MDE, UCLA Anderson School of Business, Business: Management Development for Entrepreneurs (2002)
  • BA, Stanford University, Psychology (1989)


Professional Interests

Corporate and Community Wellness