Hello, my name is Patricia Lerma, and I am the Office Manager for the Cahuilla Consortium. Originally, I am from El Paso, Texas. However, I moved to California with my family during the early 2000s when my husband was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. Since then, California has been considered home! Prior to my time at the Cahuilla Consortium, I had an extensive career in Human Resources and Business Administration. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my three kids and grandkids! While working with the CCVAP, I have had the privilege of learning so much about the Cahuilla people and how to support victims of crime.