Patricia Daunas

Chief Operating OfficerShe / Her

Patricia Daunas is the COO at Together for Girls. In this capacity, Patricia works closely with the operations team and the executive leadership team in establishing policies and procedures along with financial systems that will support the organization as it transitions through a period of growth.

Previously Patricia was the the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) for close to 14 years where she held the position of COO for 8 years and the position of Chief Administrative Officer prior to that.

Her most rewarding experiences stemmed from working closely with program teams globally.

Patricia lives in Reston, Virginia with her cat and dog who have filled the void left by her sons who have either graduated from, or are still in, college.

  • Title of a book that changed your life: A Hundred Years of Solitude
  • A simple pleasure: Chocolate
  • Movie you could watch on repeat: Only during Christmas– A Christmas Carol
  • Something that gives you hope: Young people today
  • Favorite part of your job: The people and problem solving
  • One word to describe Together for Girls: Hopeful