Patrick McNamara joined Palm Health Foundation as President and CEO in March of 2017. He has spent the past 25 years in the nonprofit health and human services sector, including 18 years with Community Partners where he also served as President and CEO.
Having spent most of his professional career in cross-sector work to improve communities, Mr. McNamara has designed and implemented initiatives in behavioral health, housing, family services, health, and non-profit leadership. He is a lifelong learner and is passionate about applying results-based, performance-driven change in complex environments for vulnerable populations. He has become increasingly focused on the intersection of health and community development, including innovation for better results on the determinants of health. A native of New Orleans, McNamara and his wife, Ana, are the proud parents of three children.