Pam joined the full time SportsChallenge staff as the Lead Worksop Facilitator and Director of Programming in 2012 and became the Director of Curriculum and Programming in 2015. She is one of the founders of SC's National Coaches Leadership Institute which launched in 2009.
She has been formally trained as a SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) facilitator and is an esteemed trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance out of California. In total, Pam has facilitated over 250 workshops, events and conferences, including co-facilitating at the 2013 Healthy Masculinity Summit with author and motivational speaker, Joe Erhman. Pam is skilled at facilitating a variety of topics in the sports and academic arenas including: Sexuality, Gender, Diversity, Health/Wellness, Mindfulness & Effecting Change.
Pam has a long and accomplished career as a high school coach, teacher and administrator. She has taught Health, coached volleyball, basketball and track & field. Her varsity boys’ volleyball team won several championships under her guidance during these years. For 16 years, Pam served as the Athletic Director at Burke in Washington, DC. She followed this position by serving four years as the school’s Dean of Students. During her tenure at Burke, Pam was also one of the inaugural Lead Instructors in their nationally recognized Leadership Program.
Pam, a 3-sport high school athlete, grew up in Southern Maryland. She went to Radford University where she was a scholarship, record-setting volleyball player. She later earned her M.S. from James Madison University while serving as the Graduate Assistant to the Athletic Director.
Pam has been trained to teach Yoga for Athletes and is a certified instructor in both Kripalu and Vinyasa Flow. While Pam's club rugby days are behind her, she still possesses a love of all sports, prefers no more than three people on a volleyball court and continues to grow and compete as a triathlete, her newest passion.
Pam also brings a variety of somewhat amazing life experiences to her work, including serving New Years Eve beverages to Robert De Niro and Will Smith. When not traveling about the country delivering workshops, Pam splits her time between Maryland and Florida.