Pat Hairston is the Program Manager for Carolina Canines. Before joining CCFS as a staff member in 2004, she was a key volunteer with the organization for two and a half years, assisting in the office, at events and coordinating volunteers. Her career started in the pharmaceutical industry with over 20 years experience in corporate America. She pulls from her expertise in project planning, management and operations to carry out the daily functions of CFS.
Pat is very involved in the Therapy program as a registered Canines for Therapy team with her Airedale Terrier, Bitkah and a Canines for Therapy Team Assessor, Certified R.E.A.D.® instructor (Reading Education Assistance Dogs a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals). In 2007, she authored A Job for Arabella, the story of Arabella, a rescued pound puppy, who realizes her dream of becoming a service dog.
Pat was recently appointed to serve on the GuideStar User Advisory Panel.