Collaborative Consultant in Well-Being & Transformation
Pam has over 34 years’ experience working within the public health sector. She was one of the first public health professionals in western Canada to collaborate and partner with local governments in the emerging field of healthy built environments (HBE).
HBE is the connection between the physical features of the built environment and community well-being. The physical features of neighbourhood design, transportation networks, natural environments, food systems, and housing impact how negatively or positively individuals experience life.
Pam is recognized as a pioneer in finding common ground among community members, local governments and other agencies to identify strategies, policies and an understanding of the elements of community well-being. She has designed and delivered multiple training and capacity building workshops and programs, including health and HBE related programs, workshops and multi-day workshops within BC and Alberta.
Pam developed the Healthy Communities course for the British Columbia Institute of Technology targeted at health professionals to develop an understanding and develop core competencies of HBE concepts and how to effectively support local governments in creating healthier communities.
Pam is a member of Kelowna’s Journey Home Task Force, a multi-faceted group that developed the Journey Home Strategy to End Homelessness within the Central Okanagan. This long-term strategy recognizes the importance of shifting from traditional methods of community engagement to a new approach of addressing the needs of those at risk of homelessness and representing a variety of voices and experiences.