Pamela has worked in the public sector for twenty years starting out in the Portland Public School District, working as an educator in the field of Special Education. Following her passion to support youth in need she was led to work as a Youth Care Specialist at an Emergency, Short-term Youth Shelter. While working there she became more knowledgeable about the needs of “At Risk Youth”, their families and how to best serve them. Overall, she believes her greatest accomplishment to date is successfully raising 2 sons and 10 daughters in whom she instilled integrity, values and a desire to be an asset to their community.
This is where Pamela became educated personally in the plight of an At Risk Youth; while raising her own children as a single parent. Understanding the struggles and obstacles that her own children had to overcome having a single parent household was key.
It is Pamela’s belief that without Holistic Care, the plight of our most at risk youth will be detrimental for themselves and society as a whole. She is a firm believer that “The youth literally are Our Future”!