Pam’s journey with the Autism Alliance began in 1993, when she was invited to join a group of parents who were meeting in Ashland to share information regarding their children with autism. While her 5 year old daughter Kate had yet to be diagnosed, she knew she had found a home. That small group of families eventually grew to become the Autism Alliance. In 1998, Pam was asked to join the Board of Directors, a position she held until becoming a staff member of the Alliance in 2013. Prior to her appointment as Executive Co-Director in July 2015, Pam served as the Autism Waiver Broker.
Pam has a degree in psychology from Assumption College and had a twenty year career teaching preschoolers and kindergartners. She was the chair of her local special education parent advisory council for 10 years, and a coach for the area Special Olympics Track and Field Team.
While an empty nester now, Pam continues to reside in Westborough, the town where she raised Kate and Kate’s brother, Greg.
“It’s been like coming full circle. It’s been a wonderful transition.”