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Seven Generations Consulting
PO Box 9921 Oakland, CA 94613
phone: 510.530.2448 fax: 510.530.2728

Biographical information for Patricia St.Onge

Patricia St.Onge (Haudenosaune) has worked to support the progressive social justice movement for much of her adult life. She is a Partner in Seven Generations Consulting Company, providing coaching, training, consulting and technical assistance in the areas of community organizing, social change advocacy, organizational development, cross-cultural effectiveness, consensus building and executive, spiritual & personal coaching. Seven Generations works with public agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations, academic institutions, congregations and communities. They also provide executive transitions consulting as well as serving as interim executive director.

The name Seven Generations comes from Haudenosaune tradition that reminds us that we honor the generations who have come before us, and make decisions that are mindful of their impact on seven generations to come.

Ms. St.Onge is the former Director of Education and Training, and current affiliate consultant at the National Community Development Institute, a technical assistance intermediary working in grassroots communities of color. She has served as Executive Director of several non-profit agencies, including Habitat for Humanity, at affiliates in Boston, Oakland, and San Francisco before becoming Western Regional Director. She serves on several community boards. Patricia also performs ceremonies & rituals.

Ms. St.Onge holds a B.S. in Human Services from Southern NH University and M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion. She is a certified Spiritual Director from the Center for Interfaith Studies. She has completed coaches training curriculum at Coaches Training International.

Ms. St.Onge is Six Nations/Haudenosaune and Quebecois. She reads, writes, and makes jewelry. Her great passion is her family; between them, she and her life partner, Wilson Riles have six daughters, two daughters-in-law and three sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.