Patty Nihen was born and raised in the St. Marks area of Dorchester. After graduating from St. Gregory’s High School, Ms. Nihen started working for the Inspectional Services Department in the mid-80s. She started as a Principal Clerk and Typist in the Building Department and over the years was promoted into different positions within the Budget and Environmental Services Divisions. Patty has been working in ISD’s Personnel/Human Resources division for the past 16 years as a Senior Personnel Officer. Along with her role as a Personnel Officer, she has currently taken on the role of Director of Human Resources.
Patty and her husband David are raising their two sons, Samuel and Jacob.