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ABOUT ZELDA PATTERSON

Zelda Patterson, RN, PMHCNS-BC, APN-BC, Writer/ Director/ Producer

Zelda Patterson is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing. She has worked in local hospitals, outpatient settings as a therapist, carried caseloads and taught at two universities. She is certified both state and nationally as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Advanced Practice Nurse. Her strong belief in the use of visual drama has led her to develop teaching tools using high quality film and video.

Zelda  co-produced the full length documentary “A Woman Under Construction”, the life of one woman’s struggle from substance abuse to peer counselor and the short film “Spirit Children” following the life of Sister Stan Mario Teresa Mumumi, a Ghanaian nun whose mission is to fight the age-old custom of putting children to death who are born with disabilities. Her teaching package “Better, One Woman’s Journey In and Out of Seclusion and Restraint” is now a part of the curriculum at several universities and hospitals around the country. Zelda has developed video and teaching packages  on dysphagia as a result of psychiatric drug treatment, effective hand-off communications, and both staff and patient groups focused on trauma. She is an active member of New York Women In Film and Television.

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ABOUT RALPH PATTERSON

Ralph Patterson Cameraman Writer/Director/ Producer

Ralph Patterson is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Broadcasting. He is a Master of Arts graduate in Media Studies from New School University.
Early in his career Ralph produced two half hour
public affairs programs for the series Iowa Illustrated. Ralph is a veteran news cameraman for WNBC and NBC in New York City and served as the Technical Supervisor for 17 crews for WNBC New York.

Ralph is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for news-gathering including: The New York
Press Club Best Spot News Award for 9/11, the Florida Bar Association Award, Special Recognition from The Committee of 100 for “Tragedy in Chinatown” and many others. The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences granted him an “Emmy” for his work on “9/11” We Remember.

He also holds an Edward R. Morrow Award for his work in covering “Super Storm- Sandy”.  Ralph is currently editing and producing two projects, "Spirit Children" and "Living It Up!".

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