Patience B. Peabody
Patience is Executive Director with the Flamboyan Foundation, where she previously oversaw brand strategy, marketing, media relations, and leadership visibility efforts. Before joining Flamboyan, Patience served as the Director of Communications and Community Engagement at D.C.’s $1.2 billion state education agency, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). She led OSSE’s communications, brand, digital media, internal communications, crisis communications, and co-led the agency’s internal culture change efforts. Prior to joining OSSE, Patience was Vice President of Communications and Creative at the national poverty-alleviation organization, LIFT. In this role, she oversaw internal and external communications and brand. Patience joined LIFT from The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, where she oversaw marketing and donor-focused communications and stewardship. She has held roles at Share Our Strength and the Advisory Board Company.
Patience supports several local and national charities and is a board member of New Futures, an organization that helps underserved young people get through a certification or community college degree and into a rewarding career. She holds an Executive Master of Global Strategic Communication from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Hampton University. A native Washingtonian, she’s committed to making communities stronger and closing the opportunity gap. Patience lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with her husband Dan, an educator, and very energetic toddler daughter, Peyton.