Patricia Nece, JD
  • Attorney
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • Alexandria, VA USA


Patty Nece, JD, is a passionate advocate for the eradication of weight bias, sound obesity treatments, and insurance coverage for those treatments. She encourages change by sharing her personal experiences with life-long severe obesity. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Obesity Action Coalition and Chairs OAC’s Weight Bias Task Force; a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Obesity; and a member of the American Psychological Association’s Obesity Guideline Development Panel. Patty has been an invited speaker at many venues including the National Academy of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, the George Washington University Medical School, the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, the Obesity Medicine Association; and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s FNCE.