Danny Patterson is a Coalitions Coordinator at the Gulf States Health Policy Center in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. He’s responsible for nurturing community collaborations and partnerships to address health disparities. Specifically, how financial, educational and health literacy policies affect health outcomes. Danny is a native of Florida, graduating from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota in 1978 with an Economics degree. He retired from IBM and led community collaborations that leveraged more than $5.4 million in grant making and support to nonprofit organizations in the Gulf South at the Community Foundation of South Alabama. He serves on several nonprofit boards across Alabama, including the Alabama Asset Building Coalition and the Alabama Association of Community Development Corporations.