Dr. Debbie Brake-Patten is a native of St. Fintan’s, a rural community on the beautiful west coast. After completing her science degree and doctor of chiropractic in 1994, she settled back on the west coast where she lives in kippens and practices in Stephenville. She is married to Dave, who is from St. Johns’s, and they have three children: Robert, Andrew, and Julia. From 2002-2006, she completed a Master of Education degree from MUN through distance. She has served in many leadership roles over the past 25 years, including, local community, provincial and national chiropractic and municipal as she currently serves as volunteer mayor for the Town of Kippens. She teaches anatomy and physiology to first-year paramedicine students at the College of the North Atlantic. She was instrumental in forming the Stephenville Historical Society in 2011, which led to the opening of the Regional Museum of Art and History. She and her husband opened a foundation in 2016 to provide support to families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They have been operating Camp Evergreen since 2017. They are proud foster parents since 2016. Dr. Brake-Patten has many interests and strives for the sustainability and the enrichment of the people of Newfoundland Labrador.