Pat Elvir is a native New Yorker, a physician and partner in the CPEC Pediatrics Group of Mineola. Actively involved in early childhood development she serves on the board of her local Septa and The Max Foundation, and has recently been named director of programming for public access channel 80's Autism Awareness television show. Pat has traveled extensively on medical missions to Central America and Haiti as part of a distinguished career in the medical field.
Jim Pons was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where he enjoyed a career in the music business during the 60's as the bass guitar player for The Turtles, then, in the early 70's with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. In 1973 he came to New York and began working for the New York Jets Football Club where he spent 27 years as Film and Video Director. Jim retired in February 2000 in order to devote his time to the establishment of The David Center.
Jim and Pat met each other in church (Vineyard Christian Fellowship RVC) and were married in 1989. They have two boys, David (8) and Michael (6). They now team up to create an organization which they hope will be a culmination of all of their talents and abilities, one which they feel is a much needed public service in their community.