Cynthia B. Patterson was elected to the Women & Infants Board of Trustees in 1982. She is secretary of the Care New England Board, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, and a member of the Credentials Committee. She retired as director of development for the Lincoln School and Audubon Society of Rhode Island. She is executive director of the Lalor Foundation, and has served on the boards at the Lincoln, Gordon and Providence Country Day schools, Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, the Providence Athenaeum, and the Audubon Society. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and worked toward a master’s in business administration at the University of Rhode Island.