Patty Wisneski began her career in Alcohol and Drug Abuse counseling in 1984 working for the Alcohol and Drug Services in Oshkosh . She received her Wisconsin state alcohol and drug counselor certification in 1985. She worked with adolescence and families providing education and treatment in Oshkosh until 1987 when she moved to Green Bay . She supervised the residential program, outpatient services, and transitional living program for adolescents at a family service agency. During the next five years she provided treatment to youth, and worked as a consultant for the Oneida Indians of Wisconsin in developing their group homes for youth, and providing direct service and supervision of staff.
She received her baccalaureate degree from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in 1993, and began working at Fox Valley Technical College . Patty taught elective classes and courses in the Alcohol and Drug Counselor associate degree program. It was there she began teaching in the Traffic Safety area working with convicted OWI offenders. She served on the curriculum development team for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and has provided a number of presentations on the state level in that arena. In 1999 Patty began working at NWTC as the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist. She was granted her master degree from UW - Stout in 2000. She is currently the Traffic Safety coordinator for the NWTC district and remains active in Wisconsin State Traffic Safety Advisory council. Patty also teaches as adjunct faculty in the social science area and teaches a course in Understanding Substance Abuse.