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Patrick D'Amelio

Washington STEM
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick D’Amelio is Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM. As CEO, he is responsible for the management, programs, and infrastructure of the organization. With his vision, Patrick leads Washington STEM in advancing equity, excellence, and innovation in STEM education. 

Patrick has spent his career bringing educational opportunities and critical developmental support to children, particularly those from underserved populations. His work in the nonprofit sector reflects his commitment to ensuring that every child has an opportunity to succeed in life. During two tenures at Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Patrick oversaw the pairing of caring adult mentors with young people while growing programs, increasing revenues, and balancing budgets.

He also served as President and CEO for the Alliance for Education. While there, he executed strategic planning to reframe the mission of helping students in Seattle Public Schools achieve academic success, and he worked with varying interests to support their common vision. Patrick also spent nine years as the Executive Director of The Catholic Youth Organization in Seattle. He began his career in human resources at The Washington Post Company in Washington DC.

Patrick serves on the Board of Directors of The Public Education Network, and he is a founding Board member of Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC), where he currently serves as the Board chair. Additionally, he has served on numerous other boards and committees including Schools First and the City of Seattle’s Family and Education Levy Committee.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership from Evergreen State College. He participated in the Pacific Northwest Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Washington and Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School Executive Education.

In his free time Patrick enjoys travel, outdoor recreation, and spending time with his partner Jeff and their children Etta & Dylan.