Patty O'Toole joined the Council staff in January 2003. Her areas of focus have included the development of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program development and its implementation. Patty worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon as a biologist for seven years and as manager of the Fisheries Program for five years. She has also worked for the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center and Grant County Public Utility District. Patty has a B.S. degree in Zoology from Oregon State University.