Patricia Riano

“Patricia Riano was born in Colombia, and came to the U.S. with her family to escape violence in her country in 2001. She became interested in the topic of mental health from the perspective of a parent with an adult child who had struggled with mental health. She learned how to educate herself and her family rapidly on mental health during the entire process of soliciting and acquiring professional help for her child. She has volunteered as an instructor for NAMI Utah, and Latino Behavioral Health Services. Patricia is a member of the LBHS board. She received her MBA degree from Universidad del Rosario; her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia; and is currently a University of Utah MSW practicum student offering therapy at LBHS.”