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Krannert Executive Forum - Patrice Picard

Patrice Picard

Patrice Picard

Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstone Family Programs

Patrice Picard is the CEO of Cornerstone Family Programs and its subsidiary, the Morristown Neighborhood House. In 2013, Patrice steered the 200 year-old nonprofit organization through dramatic change: acquiring the Morristown Neighborhood House which doubled the size of the organization and changing the organization’s branding and name (formerly Family Service of Morris County).  Today Cornerstone and Neighborhood House serve over 10,000 people in ten locations throughout Northern New Jersey with a mission of “Strengthening communities by helping people build better lives”.

Patrice began her 15-year history with Cornerstone in 1999 when she joined the Board of Directors. Patrice served in several capacities including President of the Board for four years. Patrice was hired as CEO in 2007.

Prior to her career in nonprofit management, Patrice was a Senior Vice President and Director of Compensation, Operations, and Human Resources Systems at Baybanks, Inc in Boston. Patrice started at this large bank holding company (subsequently bought by Bank of Boston) following graduation from Krannert and developed and managed compensation programs for 6700 employees.  Patrice was also part of the Senior Management Team that worked on mergers and acquisitions. Following a move to New Jersey, Patrice managed marketing and administration for a start-up consulting firm part-time while raising children.

Patrice was named one of New Jersey’s 2014 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ.  She is the President of the Family Service Association of New Jersey, and a member of the National Conference Planning Committee of the Alliance of Strong Families and Communities. She is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Engagement & Neighborhood Building and on the Executive Committee for the Morris County HUD Continuum of Care. Patrice received the 2009 Tribute to Women Award from the Boy Scouts of America and served as President of the Junior League of Morristown, and as Chair of the New Jersey State Council of Junior Leagues.

Patrice has a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from Purdue University and a Masters in Industrial Relations (MSIR) degree from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue. Patrice and her husband Denis (MSM from Krannert) live in Mendham NJ and have two sons.