Patricia Bory is currently a faculty member at the University of Maryland (UMD) School of Public Policy where she teaches courses in leadership, public policy, and social change; and serves as the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer for the school. In addition to teaching Patricia founded Include Consulting, a firm that works at the intersection of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and organizational development. 

Patricia has spent 20-years building diverse leaders, teams, and organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors. Most recently she served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor for the Department of Labor in the areas of disability employment and workforce equity; and before that led public engagement at the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps.

Prior to public service, Patricia spent a decade as an executive leader in the nonprofit sector, including directing one of the largest-longest standing AmeriCorps programs in California.

Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in organization development from American University. She identifies as a queer white woman and is a proud mamma of her 5-year old daughter, Amaya Joan.