New Hires: Intake Coordinator and Director of Development


We are excited to welcome two new TLDEF staff members! Patricia Harrington has joined the team as our Intake Coordinator and Alexandra Scott has come on board as our new Director of Development. Patti is handling all requests for legal assistance, including name changes, while Alex is working to grow and diversify our donor base.

Patti Harrington is a native New Yorker. After graduating from Queens College with a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, she had a twenty year career as a programmer and medical physicist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She entered Pace Law School in 2006. During the summer of her first year she interned with the Westchester County Law Department assisting child abuse and neglect attorneys in Family Court. At Pace, she was active in the Public Interest Scholarship Organization, Lambda Law Students, and the Women’s Association of Law Students. Prior to entering law school, Patricia spent a year as a volunteer tutor at the Hetrick-Martin Institute. She is committed to eliminating the discriminatory obstacles facing transgender people in daily life. In her spare time she works on her personal animation projects.

Alex Scott served the independent education world as a school head, development expert, teacher, and counselor. A graduate of The Sidwell Friends School, she has a B.A. from Hiram College and two Masters degrees from Duke University. Over the course of her career, she has raised millions of dollars for schools, community service projects and youth programming. In addition to her experience in non-profit management, Alex is a former tournament tennis player and has practiced and taught yoga for many years.