Dr. Patty Ramirez, DSW, MSW is the Founder and Executive Director of the KLBRI where she is developing the Leading with HEART model, a healing leadership methodology that proposes a process for healing, transformation, and liberation. Dr. Patty believes that reimagining how we heal and lead will increase sustainability of social justice leaders, organizations, and social justice movements.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Patty has dedicated her work to serving immigrant victims of crimes, and justice-impacted folks. Dr. Patty’s experience ranges from direct service provision, violence prevention, criminal justice policy advocacy, program and curriculum development, and organizational development. She is also a founding member of the Los Angeles County Crime Victims Advisory Board. Dr. Ramirez is also the creator of her own micro-enterprise, Wild Luna Botanicals, a self-care and wellness lifestyle brand where healing and brujita magic come together.
Dr. Patty Ramirez is committed to the vision of collective healing and breaking down barriers that discredit the voice and thought leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.