Professional Providers Conference – October 24th

Educational, Social Services, and Residential professional providers come together to discuss identified and supported best practice and standard of care approaches, as well as to provide a critical in-person, solution-orientated exchange of ideas for specific concerns that can be addressed by experts in the field. 

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Patrice Carroll, LCSW – Professional Provider Conference Co-Chair

Professional Provider Advisory Board Co-Chair


Patrice Carroll, LCSW, is the director of PWS services for both children and adults at Latham Centers in Massachusetts, USA. Patrice received her MSW from Simmons College, Boston, MA, in 2008. Patrice is the co-chair of the PWSA (USA) Professional Providers Board as well as the United States delegate for the International Prader Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO) and has over 18 years of experience working with children and adults diagnosed with PWS. Patrice is a co-author of the book Living Healthy with Prader-Willi Syndrome. In addition to her experience with developing person-centered vocational programming for people with PWS, she has specialized in the multi-modal management of skin and rectal picking using intensive, non-contingent, sensory stimulation.

Mary K. Ziccardi – Professional Provider Conference Co-Chair

Professional Provider Advisory Board Co-Chair


Mary K. Ziccardi has worked providing services and supports to people with developmental disabilities for over three decades.  She is currently employed as the Regional Director at REM Ohio, a partner of The MENTOR Network, overseeing programming in sixteen counties in northern Ohio.  Ms. Ziccardi is the Co-chair of PWSA (USA)’s Professional Providers Advisory Board (PPAB) as well as Co-chair of the 2019 Provider’s Day.  Along with the PWSA (USA) provider, special education advocacy and family resource activities, Mary K. has remained active with the international provider community, co-chairing IPWSO’s Professional Provider Caregiver Board.