Ms. Patricia Meadows, Co-Chair of the Parity Executive Committee was invited to come on-board in 2003 by Parity's Director Emeritus, John Moore. As Co-Chair Ms. Meadows helps to lead the organization's steering committee meetings and represents Parity, Inc. at various community forums, sometimes functioning as a spokesperson for Richard Wright, Executive Director of the organization.
Ms. Meadows began her career as a trained Social Worker with the Montgomery County Social Services Department. She went on to become the Director of Social Services at Miami Valley Hospital, now the flagship for Premier Health and served there for 23 years. She was called away to Duke University Hospital in Durham NC for 10 years to become their Director of Social Work and went on to become Associate Operating Director for the hospital. Upon her return to Dayton she assumed the mantel of Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice for Greater Dayton.
Although she retired in 2012 from her career in the Health Care industry, she continues to sit on the board of the Montgomery Count Board of Health and is President of her local AKA Sorority Chapter.
When asked about her thoughts regarding young professionals of today, she says admittedly that, "While they may not have experienced overt racism and bigotry as young adults, they do acknowledge it's presence in issues of upward mobility and hiring practices." Ms. Meadows believes that the issues of racism in employment, public policy and healthcare are still relevant.even though the minutiae may be different.
Patricia Meadow's vision is to see Parity Inc. achieve greater visibility and resources. As an advocacy group that often partners with other community groups, she would like to see Parity Inc. leading more efforts and not be limited by lack of financial resources, Although Parity Inc. continues to use its impressive influence behind the scenes to accomplish it's mission as an advocate for the African American community, she would like to see Parity host more public forums to shed light on growing issues occurring within the community.