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Patricia Block

Patricia Block is President of Block Consulting LLC, a technology and professional services business development, marketing and PR consulting firm. Before Block Consulting, Block served as VP of Marketing for Digital Bridge, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in turnkey e-commerce solutions for small and medium sized companies.

Previously, Block was marketing director, Oracle Consumer Sector Worldwide, where she led the market launch of Oracle’s retail solution, and managed global strategic marketing for Oracle’s consumer packaged goods application. Before that, Block directed marketing and strategic communications for Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Practice in Atlanta and led targeted sales pursuits and business development projects for the Southwest region and multiple industry-based revenue teams.

Block launched her career in management consulting, specializing in manufacturing information technology at Arthur Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand.

She is former co-chair of the California Writers Club-San Francisco/Peninsula Branch Writers Mentoring Group. She formerly led a support group for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is currently writing a book about a woman who rebuilds her damaged brain and shattered self after suffering a near-fatal accident and brain injury. Block is a contributing editor to WomensRadio.com, a service of Women's Online Media and Education Network. She is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW).

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, she also completed business masters studies at Northeastern University. 



Brain injuries: something soldiers and athletes have in common
COMMENTARY | October 11, 2007
Soldiers may not be able to avoid traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Athletes can but too often won’t because their response to a concussion is to get back on the field as soon as they are able. The press, especially the regional press, can help alert youngsters to the dangers and consequences of TBI.

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