Patrice Paldino is the Executive Director of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Prior to joining Coast to Coast, Ms. Paldino worked for Legal Aid Service of Broward County for 10 years as Director of Housing Rights Programs, where she handled projects targeted at preventing homelessness for high risk groups such as persons living with HIV/AIDS, Veterans, and families in the foster care system. Ms. Paldino has been an active speaker at national conventions such as the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, The American Bar Association HIV Law and Practice Conference, and National Conference on Social Work and AIDS. Her experience with HIV programs has introduced Ms. Paldino as a national expert in the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) model for the delivery of legal services. Ms. Paldino received a Master of Science in Education and Community and Social Change from the University of Miami (2013); graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from New England Law (1996); and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University (1992).