Kennedy Krieger Institute Appoints Patricia J. Mitchell to Its Board of Directors

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Patricia J. Mitchell

BALTIMORE, February 2, 2023 – Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally renowned organization with the mission of improving the lives of children, adolescents and adults with disorders and injuries of the nervous system, recently appointed  Patricia J. Mitchell to its board of directors.

Mitchell is retired from her role as vice president of Global Sales Operations for IBM Global Technology Services, where she led worldwide sales operations for IBM’s consulting and services organization. She is known throughout the Baltimore community for the many philanthropic and leadership roles she has held in organizations like Kennedy Krieger that are integral to the community’s wellbeing. 

Mitchell is a current member and past-chair of the Board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she co-chairs the philanthropy committee. She is the immediate past-president of the Board of Governors of The Center Club, and past chair of the Board of Trustees of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

In addition, Mitchell is a co-founder and past chair of the Women’s Leadership Council, now Women United, for both United Way of Central Maryland and United Way of America. She is the past chair of the Board of the Maryvale Preparatory School, a former member of the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board and of the Board of United Way of Central Maryland.

“PJ brings to the board a tremendous knowledge of the community, but also incredible knowledge of strategic planning and effective leadership practices. We are excited that she will be part of Kennedy Krieger’s board and very much look forward to working with her,” said Brad Schlaggar, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger.

In 2018, Ms. Mitchell was inducted into The Baltimore Sun Business and Civic Hall of Fame and was recognized by the United Way of Central Maryland with the Volunteer of a Lifetime award. In 2017, she was recognized by The Daily Record as an initial recipient of the Icon Award. That same year, she was a member of the Weinberg Foundation Mission to Israel.

Mitchell is a recipient of the President’s Medal from Notre Dame of Maryland University and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Distinguished Woman Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, which became Notre Dame of Maryland University.

“It is an honor to join the Kennedy Krieger Board and support this truly unique organization and the incredible professionals engaged in innovative research, education and direct care for individuals with nervous system disorders,” Mitchell said.


About Kennedy Krieger Institute 
Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally known, non-profit organization located in the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region, transforms the lives of more than 27,000 individuals a year through inpatient and outpatient medical, behavioral health and wellness therapies, home and community services, school-based programs, training and education for professionals and advocacy. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults with diseases, disorders or injuries that impact the nervous system, ranging from mild to severe. The Institute is home to a team of investigators who contribute to the understanding of how disorders develop, while at the same time pioneer new interventions and methods of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Visit for more information about Kennedy Krieger.

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