Board of Directors

Patti J. Lyons


Ms. Lyons has spent more than 45 years serving the needs of families and children, particularly the abused and neglected.  She was the first President and CEO of Consuelo Foundation from 1988 to 2006.  Before that, she worked for 23 years with Child and Family Service Hawaii, and was its President and CEO from 1980 – 1990.  She continues to serve on the boards of many Hawaii, national and international organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for children and families.  Ms. Lyons has received numerous awards for leadership and innovation in the field of human services.  She received her M.A in Business Management from Central Michigan University, a M.S.W. from Indiana University and B.A. in Education from Butler University, Indiana.