Dessie Patrick


Meet Dessie, our front desk Receptionist who has been living in the Harambee neighborhood for 7 years. Dessie is the first person you are likely to speak with when you call our phone line, who will greet and welcome you as you come into the Riverworks office.


She is responsible for answering and transferring incoming calls, directing calls to the appropriate staff member, distributing mail, as well as additional clerical duties. She assists the Financial Clinic in tracking client data, sets up appointments on employee calendars, and gets grant applications to potential recipients.


In general, Dessie serves as the gatekeeper for the organization and provides effective communication in a positive and professional manner with the public and the staff. She is a self-starter who has strong interpersonal skills, takes initiative, and enjoys working with and for a diverse community. Dessie is a team player who loves being of service to others.