Patricia Mitchell

Founder & President

New York
'Patricia Mitchell has been an active Child Advocate for more then a decade. From a very young age Patricia was a pro with children, she became Michigan's State Champion in Children’s Story Telling. Receiving her a four year BA with an English minor in two and ½ years, attending Colorado College and Kings College in the UK. Patricia was a professionally trained actress, performing nightly with the American Musical School of Arts. With an invitation to NYC she began working on several soap operas, then TV & Film. After a few years Patricia accepted high paying fashion modeling jobs overseas, allowing her to live & work in more then six countries.. Patricia is also a Professional Baby/Child Wrangle for film, print & TV, and Photographer specializing in children & babies.
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Having achieved all her success without the support of anyone. Patricia became an unlikely victim of the Family Courts. During a rare and vulnerable time in Patricia's life, she made a regretful visit to her estranged relatives when she was nine months pregnant. Her heroine account of being terrorized by her estranged sister & mother is told in an editorial entitled Mother & Child an American Atrocity, as her estranged sister & mother used her baby as a weapon against her.

At the time of this rare visit, Patricia’s younger sister just had received an authoritative position with Child Protective Services, while at the same time the unfit father took advantage of the conflict between the estranged family members. After a host of Court Violations and long list of corruption Patricia lost custody of her child, after her vindictive sister HIRED an attorney to place Patricia's child permanent into State Custody. Base on this inconceivable injustice and life sentence, 'Patricia's Children' INC. was conceived. Recently Patricia was invited to speak to Child & Family committees at Michigan’s House of Representative, Michigan Governors private Task Force on Child Abuse & Neglect, to give workshop at the National Battered Mother’s Custody Conference, and has written several articles entitled ‘Children as Currency’ on this subject, as well as completed an academic Report into the investigation of CPS nation wide, entitled The CPS Comprehensive Report. This Report has been published on the, Arizona Congressional website among several other sites, while Professor Janelle Washburn from DU Graduate School is using Patricia’s Academic Report in her Graduate Course in the field of Social Work.

Patricia is currently working to bring awareness and change for the millions of children & families that have fallen prey to this broken system

Maralee McLean

Secretary & Board Member

Denver Colorado
Maralee Mclean is a Child Advocate, servicing mothers, children and legislatures for over two decade. She is the author of 'Prosecuted But Not Silenced,' about her heart and gut wrenching experience with the Family Courts & CPS; losing custody of her 3 year old child to the father who sexually abused their child for over a decade. Maralee has been invited to speak in front of the New York State Senate, The Barbara Sinatra Foundation, The Kempt National Center for Child Abuse, Women of Washington to name a few. She has been the guest speaker at several National conference's including the 'Battered Mother Custody Conference and at the Institute for Violence Abuse & Trauma (IVAT) Conference, and has spoken to several law schools including Strum College of Law in Denver Colorado, as well as written several articles on this subject. CNN aired a heroin hour investigation into Maralee's case, that showed evidence of her earnest concerns. However, Maralee was prosecuted, and the Judge placed a gag order on her until her child was 18 years old. We are honored to have a veteran with a heart of gold as our Secretary for 'Patricia's Children'.

Tanya Russell

Treasury & Board Member

New Hampshire
We are honored to have Tanya Russell confirmed as our Treasurer. Having witnessed and investigated first hand the abuse and potential dangers of the CPS organization Tanya declared a more active role in helping save children and bring accountability and justice to this department. Tanya's love and desire to help children is genuine and infinite and we are happy to have her as our Treasurer of 'Patricia's Children'. Tanya currently lives happily in New Hampshire with her family of 5.