Patricia Garcia Duarte

President & CEO

I was appointed Executive Director of Trellis in March 2006 Trellis and currently serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.  My responsibilities include creating a vision for the organization and guiding the strategic goals to better serve our clients, stakeholders and communities.  I started my career in Community and Economic Development in 1987, directly after receiving a Finance Degree from Arizona State University.  As an advocate, I watch out for the best interests of consumers, especially low-moderate income individuals and families and am fortunate to be able to influence a larger audience with my participation on the Consumer Advisory Board of the CFPB. I grew up in rural Arizona in a house my father built and my parents still reside in the same home. I now enjoy living in the East Valley with my husband and three children.