Patti Karwoski

Consumer Advocate


Patti is a licensed social worker and earned her master’s degree in 1998. She has additional certifications in counseling in a variety of settings and varied ages. Patti has worked extensively in many medical settings, providing assessments, counseling, and discharge planning, ranging from brain and spinal cord injuries to pediatrics, oncology, and the senior population. She demonstrated counseling skills with individuals with substance abuse/psychiatric concerns, often in crisis situations. Patti has worked as a school counselor (K-12) and conducted assessments for the senior population in community and long-term care settings. She loves hiking, traveling, and beekeeping.


What Our Team Has To Say.

"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."
Kris Keranen
"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."
Jennifer Webber
"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."
Geri Taeckens