In 2008 Pam agreed to assume the position of Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lincoln County an organization that was experiencing significant financial and managment challenges at the time. In the ensuing six years Pam’s leadership and management talents have resulted in a stable and financially sound organization. The staff of the center, her friends, family and associates all wish Pam the very best in her return to her loves of plein air art painting and golf. She has certainly earned this second retirement and our gratitude for a job well done.
Pam earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northwestern University in Chicago and became a nurse administrator for St. Lukes Hospital in Denver, CO. While there, she earned her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Colorado and was subsequently recruited to be an Associate Administrator for Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco which is now part of Stanford University.
In 1987, Pam was recruited to be the Chief Operating Officer of the 575 Bed Grossmont Hospital in San Diego county. Three years later, that hospital was acquired by Sharp Healthcare, a multi-hospital integrated health care system covering San Diego County. That is where she met her husband Steve, a Senior Vice President of that system. In 1993 they both took a one year sabbatical to sail on their 41 foot sailboat, Just Being.
Upon return, both consulted for several years across the country for health sytems, Universities and other healthcare clients. In 2000, Pam was once again summoned by Sharp Healthcare to direct the construction, staffing and organizsation of what became San Diego’s largest free standing Oupatient Services health center, a position she held until “retiring” to Newport in 2006.
And the rest is prologue.