Nashville native, Chelese Patterson, is excited to be on staff as the front desk administrative assistant! In 2016, she completed her B.S. in child life studies at Harding University. Following that, she continued her studies by earning her MPH through Liberty University. In her various roles, she has enjoyed working with vulnerable populations and in ministry. Most recently, she was on staff at her church in Nashville as an administrative assistant.

It is important to Chelese that people feel seen and cared for when she interacts with them in any situation, personally or professionally She looks forward to working alongside The Refuge Center’s team by providing compassion and assistance to clients.