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People Are Saying

Executives and managers on the central coast of California share how Path Forward has contributed to their work and organizational success.

Non-Profits and Government

“Business writing is a great service from Path Forward.  Whether it is a snapshot of information required for a brochure, a complex Annual Report, or an interesting article from an interview, projects are on time, fit the requirements and support our publication schedule.  Reviews of publications in print ready lay-out are so beneficial. Having an independent expert eye for final edits makes for polished and perfect work.” —Heather Wennergren,  Media & Publications Coordinator, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Headquarters, Santa Barbara CA

“Pat has always performed to specifications on a project and then some.  As her supervisor during her service to Tri-Counties Regional Center, the Regional Center’s strategic performance plans were masterfully and effectively developed and implemented with maximized stakeholder input and attention to every detail.” —Omar Noorzad, PhD, Executive Director, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Headquarters, Santa Barbara CA

“Pat represented Path Forward in implementing key legislation to enhance adult education for adults with disabilities in four community colleges on the central coast of California.  Pat has strong skills and expertise in facilitating groups to get to consensus.  She ensures that all participants in a meeting are heard and brings the group to outcomes that support the success of individuals and their organizations.”—Kathy Webb, Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy, Inc., Carpinteria, CA

Higher Education

“Pat Forgey’s planning and facilitation skills  resulted in a group of experts in education of individuals with disabilities creating a funded grant application.  Business writing is definitely her forte’ as well as group facilitation.  Pat and her Path Forward colleagues contribute in meaningful ways to organizations with the Path Forward model of assessment and 1:1 coaching.”—Jana Garnett, Director, Disabled Student Services, Santa Barbara Community College, Santa Barbara, CA

“Pat Forgey represented the interests of her client, Tri-Counties Regional Center, ensuring that input was gathered from key stakeholders to develop recommendations for innovative programming for adults with disabilities.”—Sofia Ramirez Gelpi, PhD, Dean, Academic Affairs, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

“Pat ensured that our team completed our planning and brought us together in innovative and efficient ways to get the work done.”—Steven Turner, Professor and Assistive Computer Technology Specialist, Ventura Community College, Ventura, CA


“Pat joined the Steering Committee for the community initiative, Healthy People Healthy Trails, in 2015.  As a volunteer community member of the Committee, Pat has served in a consultant role as well, demonstrating enthusiasm for this project that bridges the gap between the needs of the population in the region for healthy exercise and the potential partnerships in government and the non-profit sector.  Pat has brought her expertise around planning and decision making to our group in meaningful ways.  I’ve appreciated her facilitation of our  strategic planning process, willingness to build our initiative in collaboration with the nonprofit agencies at the table, as well as her ideas around program development.”  — Margaret Weiss, Health Education DirectorSansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA

“Working with Pat at the Rehabilitation Institute at Santa Barbara (Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital,) I was impressed with her ability to supervise, coach and support a staff of almost thirty professionals, each with their individual needs to succeed and grow their careers. She also led the hospital through strategic planning processes, getting to the goals and actions required to ensure the best quality of care for our patients.” —Kathy Marden, MA, MFCC, Santa Barbara, CA

“Pat has provided meeting facilitation, planning advice, and also functioned in a development role, looking for opportunities for development of the initiative and working to ensure that the Healthy People Healthy Trails  initiative grows and succeeds.  Pat’s background in planning, marketing and decision making has been such a valuable contribution to our teamwork and our outcomes for this project.” —Gabriela Labraña, MPH, Santa Barbara, CA