Susan Patten is a high-respected community leader who has spent much of her life volunteering her time and talents to a variety of organizations. Empowering our province’s youth has always been a passion of hers which has been evidenced through her long-time support of the Girl Guide movement. Mrs. Patten has held the position of Treasurer with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and is the first person outside of England to do so. She has also given of her time to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Lieutenant Governor’s Advisory Council on the Family, the Canadian Cancer Society, and was the Chairperson for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, among many others. She has been an active member of St. Thomas’ Church for many years, having served in many capacities including chairing the 175th Anniversary Committee. Mrs. Patten is also passionate about preserving and respecting the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. In May of 2013, Mrs. Patten was presented with an honorary doctorate of laws from Memorial University of Newfoundland in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to society. She has devoted, and continues to spend, countless hours on her volunteer activities. She’s also created a personal legacy by instilling this same commitment to community in her children, grandchildren and employees within the A. Harvey Group of Companies. For her commitment to volunteer work and community service, Mrs. Patten has been the recipient of a long list of accolades, including induction to the Order of Newfoundland in 2004, the Order of Canada in 2006 and has now earned a place in the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame.