Patrick Heidemann

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I am a grateful believer and follower of my Savior Jesus Christ and a father of two adult daughters. I am completing (August 2018) The Bible Training Centre for Pastors (BTCP) curriculum.

In 2017 I re-entered college at USF seeking a degree with emphasis in Behavioral Health Care (BHC). This is done for many reasons including past and current involvement in community and professional groups. These groups allowed a place for my passion in BHC to find a home and grow.

Some of the organizations I am involved with include: A Board Member of PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy of Individuals with Mental Illness) a division of Disability Rights of Florida, A Board Member of the (HCWCF) Health Council of West Central Florida, FBHA (Florida Behavioral Health Association), NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), CFBHN (Central Florida Behavioral Health Network), Hillsborough County’s Acute Care Committee, Hillsborough Peer Support Specialists.

I am also a leader in Celebrate Recovery (A Christ based 12 step program and much more) and a facilitator for NAMI’s Family to Family education class. My aspirations are to be a servant leader in behavioral health at whatever level and capacity my journey and God may provide; specifically: Administrative and Legislative.