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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.


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, Dayton Mental Health Center, 1982-1984;assistant to superintendent, Dayton Mental Health Center, 1984-1986;superintendent, Dayton Mental Health Center, 1986-1989;chief Executive officer, Dayton Mental Health Center, since 1989. Clinical professor Schools Medicine and Professional Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, since 1986.


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.