Patti has worked for people with disabilities for more than 30 years. In 1995, she co-founded Neighbours, Inc., an innovative non-profit organization created specifically to support people with disabilities and their families in choosing and designing a life for themselves within their local towns and neighborhoods.
Patti is internationally recognized for her cutting edge leadership in designing and leading an organizational culture that is focused on working as partners with people and their families as they direct their own lives, homes, personal assistants, and funding. Patti has led Neighbours in developing Self-Directed options in Supported Living, Support Brokerage, Fiscal Intermediary Services, Support Coordination, and an Agency With Choice. She has consulted, and guided learning experiences, throughout the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Australia, and New Zealand.
Patti is a “passionate pragmatist”, deeply committed to assisting people in “figuring out” how people with disabilities can direct own lives, and find their place as valued contributing citizens and community members.
Patti is proud aunt to her 4 nieces and nephew, loves having her granddaughter Lily in her life, and shares her life with her husband (and collaborator) Dave Hasbury.
Collaborative Change Design
For more than 30 years he has been committed to engaging the power of CoCreation --- people gathering together to creatively shape the world around them.
In 2008 Dave began working for Neighbours Inc. and Neighbours International. Dave collaborates with Patti Scott (Neighbours C.E.O.), his wife and partner, in supporting people with disabilities, families, communities, organizations, and governments in making it possible to live as contributing citizens and community members, where all can make a difference.
Dave has worked extensively with diverse groups, large and small (6-1000) interested in youth, people with disabilities, community development, cultural diversity, the arts, inclusive education, literacy, health and social services, social planning, coalition building, and community economic development.
Dave's life is filled with wonderful women, his daughters Briagh and Michaela, his wife and partner Patti, and now granddaughter Lily, who remind him each day of the gift that we all are to each other.