Patricia Frontain, Founder – Patrick Lives On

Board of Directors

Patricia Frontain, President

Patricia is the Script Supervisor for NBC’s CHICAGO PD. She is also a Director/Producer of various film projects throughout Chicago. In 2016, one year after the death of her son, Patrick, she coupled her 30+ years of experience in the Chicago Film Industry and her business sense as a past owner of Long Grove Carriage, Inc. and created Patrick Lives On.

Her love for her son and her passion to help the children of Chicago stay busy and safe have made Patrick Lives On flourish into a productive and viable organization very quickly. When not running Patrick Lives On or working on CHICAGO PD, Patricia is an active Mom, spending time with her daughter Zoe.

Janice Brady, Vice President

Janice worked for many years as the Executive Assistant to the President of the largest residential home builder on the East Coast. Retiring at age 50, she moved from her home state of New Jersey to South Carolina and started a second career in social media marketing. Janice has worked with major brands such as Disney Parks, Disney Movie Studios, Universal Studios, Carnival Cruise Lines, Best Buy and Walmart. She was the 2017 social media influencer representative for Alcatraz Cruises, the official boat service to the Alcatraz Island National Park. She brings many years of business experience as well as social media marketing experience to the table.

The 2020 pandemic caused Janice to sit back and re-evaluate priorities. She knew she wanted to take on helping an organization.

Patrick’s story tugged at her mother/grandmother heart and she immediately knew where she wanted to direct her efforts.

Mikayla Tolen, Treasurer

Mikayla Tolen is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She currently works as an IVF nurse at Vios Fertility Institute.

Mikayla is originally from the small town of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She decided to move to Chicago to further her education. After moving to Chicago, she quickly became aware of the immense issue of gun violence within the city.

Mikayla piloted a fundraising event on Facebook for Patrick Lives On a few years ago raising funds to help the organization. She accepted a board position and has been part of the team ever since.

Walt Smith, Officer

As a Small business owner, he hired and worked with troubled youths and convicted felons. As the Police, he has worked in the lower-income communities. First, on the south side in Englewood and then the west side in Fillmore (Garfield Park).

As a Patrolman and a Detective, Walt has seen firsthand the senseless loss of life that faces many of our youth today. Working with Patrick Lives On extends his commitment to showing our youth another way to live their lives and solve problems without the use of violence.

For the last thirty years, Walt has been a small business owner, an electronics technician, and a Law Enforcement Officer.

J. P. McAllister, Officer

J.P. is a Chicago based actor and comedian. He has appeared in over a dozen films and also has done stand-up comedy around Chicago for over nine years.

As a child, J.P. was bounced around to different foster families before finally being adopted at the age of 10. At the age of 16, he was tried as an adult on weapons charges and sentenced to 2 years in prison. After a few years of struggling to overcome his childhood experiences, he decided to make a change. He moved to Chicago and began telling his story on stage. He discovered that audiences found his story’s both humorous and inspiring.

After meeting Patricia while filming an episode of Chicago PD and hearing of Patrick Lives On and the story of her son’s tragic murder, J.P. knew he wanted to do all he could to help.

J.P. brings to the table firsthand experience and insight into the struggles that so many teenagers from all different backgrounds face.


Ken Boudreau, Police and Gang Liason

Ken is the CEO of the Embassy Security Group, a multi-state corporation. He holds a Master’s of Science in Public Safety Administration and is currently a Doctoral student in Global Security. 

Ken retired from the Chicago Police Department and the US Army Reserve serving in a myriad of senior-level assignments e.g. Commanding Officer of the Chicago’s Police Departments Criminal Enterprise Section and as the Aide to Camp and Protective Service Officer for the Commanding General of Army Central Command- Engineer Forces, among others. Ken is a member of Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard program and also a member of the US Department of State-Bureau of Diplomatic Security-Overseas Advisory Council. He holds various governmental certifications. 

Ken’s proudest achievement was the co-development of a gang intervention program which was studied by the University of Chicago and touted as a model program. He desires to bring this experience to Patrick Live’s On. His firm belief that prevention is the key to understanding and assisting the adolescence population while they ​deal with violence.


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