Patricia Erb worked with Save the Children throughout countries of Latin America for twenty-three years before taking up the role of President and CEO for Save the Children Canada in 2011 until the end of 2017. In the mid-1970s, Patricia was kidnapped and tortured by the Argentine Junta. Once released she worked as a voice for the disappeared and has been recognised by both government and human rights organizations for her contribution to the process of truth, memory and reparation in Argentina. She has also done extensive work on issues of decolonization, cultural preservation and communal wellbeing with Indigenous Peoples in Latin America, particularly in Bolivia as well as Canada. As a practitioner she is acknowledged for fostering collaborative relationships with stakeholders whether governments, funders, partner agencies, private sector or civil society including children, youth and women's organizations. She earned a Master's degree in International Development Planning at Cornell University.