2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Diane Fitzpatrick

Division of Public Defender Services Office of Chief Public Defender
Director of Human Resources
Hartford CT
Diane Fitzpatrick is the director of human resources for the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services. She has been employed with the State of Connecticut for the last 20 years. During that time, she worked with various state agencies on strategic planning and process improvement plans. Before coming to the Division, she worked at the Office of Policy and Management in Labor Relations, where she was responsible for representing agencies in collective bargaining issues. During her time at OPM, she led a team to work with commissioners to establish two new agencies. Ms. Fitzpatrick received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, her Master’s degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Connecticut, and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford.