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It is our pleasure to introduce Patricia A. Jones as our new Executive Director. In her new duties, Patricia will be responsible for all communications with agencies, organizations and donors, as well as the promotion of OFCO’s programs.


Patricia Jones

Executive Director, Patricia A. Jones, PhD

Patricia Jones joined OFCO as the Executive Director in July 2016. Patricia’s background in environmental justice and human rights law and policy focused on safe drinking water and sanitation domestically in the U.S. and internationally. Patricia served as the senior program manager for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) for the past decade, and has been an advocate for environmental and social justice issues in Port Townsend, Seattle, the U.S. and internationally for 40 years.

Her experience includes shareholder advocacy with major U.S. corporations, and advocacy at the utility, local, state, national and international levels on the human right to water. Patricia’s most recent publication is a co-authored report on water justice in the U.S. for UUSC. Patricia holds a PhD and Masters of Law (LL.M.) in international water law from the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science in the U.K.; a law degree (J.D.) from the Washington College of Law, American University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in international studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.