Patience is the Executive Director of the Housing Development Consortium. She oversees the 200-membership association which is a nationally acclaimed and diverse network of major housing developers, financial institutions, architects, building contractors, attorneys, accountants, service providers, local housing authorities, and government agencies and businesses committed to producing, preserving, and increasing equitable access to affordable homes in King County. She is recognized by regional leaders for building effective coalitions, synthesizing, and distilling complex information, leading a bold agenda for making systems work for the people they are intended to serve, and working collaboratively to secure significant policy achievements that enrich and scale equitable access to affordable housing. She is named as one of the 2023 Puget Sound Business Journal’s top “40 Under 40” and was the 2020 Bullitt Foundation Environmental award winner for her leadership in addressing the intersecting crises of affordable housing, racial equity, and climate change. A commitment to environmental and economic justice and her passion for an equitable society led her directly to the affordable housing sector.