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Patricia Ann Torvik

Patricia Ann Torvik was American health facility executive, consultant. Certified mental health administrator. Named one of Ten Top Women local newspapers, 1985.


  • Torvik, Patricia Ann was born on October 3, 1938 in Ivanhoe, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Carl Elmo and Wilma Gertrude (Weigert) Nyhus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Wright State University, 1972. Master of Education, Wright State University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1983.


    • Teacher Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools, 1972-1978. Teaching assistant Ohio State University, Columbus, 1978-1980. Supervisor teaching Dayton Mental Health Center, 1980-1982, program director, 1982-1984, assistant to superintendent, 1984-1986, superintendent, 1986-1989, chief executive officer, 1989—1997.

      Clinical professor Schools Medicine and Professional Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, 1986-1997.

    Major achievements

    • Certified mental health administrator.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors Metropolitan Churches United, Dayton, 1978-1986. Office chairperson Montgomery County United Way, Dayton, 1986. President League of Women Voters, Greater Dayton area, 1999-2001.

    President Greene County Master Gardeners, 2002-2004. Member board directors South Committee Mental Health Center, Dayton. Member of League of Women Voters, Greene County Master Gardeners, Dayton College Women's Club (president 2006).


    • Married Peter John Torvik, September 20, 1958. Children: Peter John, Junior, Carl Fredric.
    • father: Carl Elmo Nyhus
    • mother: Wilma Gertrude (Weigert) Nyhus
    • spouse: Peter John Torvik
    • children: Peter John Torvik
    • Junior Torvik
    • Carl Fredric Torvik
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    Born October 3, 1938