Pat Kalmans was born in Houston, Texas. She attended Vanderbilt University, and after graduation, was employed by the Family Service Association of Nashville to be their first Family Advocacy Specialist. In 1973, Patricia moved to Appalachia where she worked for a public interest law firm specializing in community development projects in the East Tennessee region. She left East Tennessee to attend law school at Georgetown University Law Center. Upon graduation, she began a four-year stint with Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) as a staff attorney and health law specialist.
It was in Georgia that Patricia met her husband, Dr. Michael Ozer, and a year after their marriage in 1981, they moved to San Antonio. Patricia was employed for eight years with the law firm of Beck & Beck, P.C. In 1990, she and two other women started the first all-women’s commercial law firm in San Antonio, and maintained an active business litigation practice at her own firm, Habbeshaw Kalmans, P.C. for 25 years.
Now retired from the practice of law, Pat is an active volunteer. She is currently a member of the board and executive committee of Planned Parenthood South Texas. In the Jewish community, Pat has been a member of the boards of the Jewish Community Center, the Eleanor Kolitz Academy, and the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, where she served in numerous capacities including President from 1998-2000 as wells as chair of the Community Relations Council from 2011-2015.
Pat is the mother of two children, Zachary Ozer, age 31 and Joshua Ozer, age 27, both of whom graduated from Keystone School.