Patrick Moran’s Professional Bio
Patrick Brian Moran has been drawn to public service since he was a boy. He grew up watching his Father and Uncle excel in the public sphere, as they both represented Alexandria, Virginia: his father Jim Moran served as a Councilman, Vice-Mayor, Mayor, and ultimately Congressman; while his Uncle, Brian Moran served as Delegate in the General Assembly, and currently serves as Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth.
Today, Pat continues this admiration to improve his community, so that Alexandria can reach its maximum potential. When asked about specifics for his dream, Patrick describes a multi-pronged approach that can be applied anywhere: it includes the strategic implementation of Information Technology (IT) to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and allow for greater transparency and analysis; the restoration and conservation of his community’s natural resources, in particular the Potomac River and surrounding water ways; and, community development by means of health and education initiatives that strengthen all participants to be healthier and more protective.
Patrick grew up in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. He was raised to work hard in and out of the classroom, landing him at Yale University to pursue his undergraduate degree in Political Science. He was also a successful football player for the Yale Bulldogs, winning Defensive Lineman of the Year his senior year along with being inducted into the “National Football Hampshire Honor Foundation” before being invited to camp with the Baltimore Ravens.
After college, Pat was ambitious in pursuing a career in IT project management, becoming a Program Manager at MicroTech and later transitioning to a Project Manager at Apollo PACS, Inc. In both positions, Patrick was responsible for overseeing the implementation of strategic technology solutions to optimize business workflow efficiency and operational capacity. MicroTech is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business primarily serving the defense community, whereas Apollo focuses on project management for hospitals and healthcare systems.
Patrick Moran is also committed to the implementation of IT project management processes to optimize nonprofit public health initiatives that fight against preventable chronic disease. Pat recognized that opportunity for improvement that laid ahead, amidst conversations about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a result, he took action and dedicated his time to simultaneously improving community health and reducing healthcare costs by merging IT processes and mind-body techniques to build a holistic fitness technology platform that increases accessibility.
In March of 2013, Pat engaged two friends, including Stephanie Beauton of Yale-New Haven hospital about this need for community health development in New Haven, Connecticut. As a result, Fitizen was born, a non-profit community wellness organization that arms fitness experts from all over the world with best holistic fitness practices to spread sustainable fitness to everyday individuals looking to improve their health and wellness regimens. The experienced fitness professionals share their best practices using a holistic fitness approache for innovative community campaigns they have conducted to maximize mental and physical fitness. The original goal was to ensure that everyone in the New Haven community had access to the tools needed to live a healthy and balanced life.
Fitizen has branched out since then, serving the virtual community with Fitizen leaders in New York City, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Miami, and Dubai. It has evolved into a network of individuals committed to holistic fitness and community health development.
Patrick Moran Today:
Currently, Patrick Moran continues to focus his passion on developing and implementing efficient IT solutions to maximize citizen participation in Alexandria, Virginia and elsewhere. He believes that with the right action, energy, motivation and purpose; anyone can make a huge positive impact for their community.