Patricia (Trish) Rollins is the Development Manager at Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. She brings years of professional development experience to the organization, which includes grant writing, peer-to-peer fundraising, securing corporate sponsorships, and event planning. Prior to joining ROR GNY, Trish was the Development Manager at Autism Speaks and managed the New York City and Staten Island Walks, as well as cultivation and stewardship events surrounding the Walks. As a proud born-and-raised New Yorker, Trish is involved with several philanthropic ventures in the community, including the Staten Island Developmental Disability Council and New York Cares. She has run eleven half marathons and three full marathons, including running the NYC Marathon twice, and she holds a BA in English Literature from the College of Staten Island.
Trish loves to read with her nieces and nephews when she visits them. Her favorite book to read them is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.