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Why choose Pam for your project?

Pamela has written five books of her own, written and edited hundreds of published articles, and now serves as a book coach, assisting clients through the publishing process from writing to marketing. A lifelong learner, in 2024 she completed a Certificate in Literary Representation from UCLA Extension. Her path to book coaching, while nontraditional, equipped her with skills that allow her to uniquely promote and attract interest in your project. 

Pamela rose through the ranks in the non-profit and higher education sectors, reaching the c-suite in her thirties. She completed her administrative career as a senior-level VP working alongside presidents and boards. Pamela led high-performing teams in fundraising, marketing, PR, government relations, and community development. Along the way, she created a powerful leader-manager tool that transformed organizations and launched careers. She understands the human and quantitative side of selling, giving her a clear edge when pitching projects. Pamela has also been a national and international keynote speaker, presenter, and trainer, allowing her to share the skills to position authors as experts in their area of interest.

Pamela's career.


Supported institutional budgets up to $76 million. Managed multi-million-dollar departmental budgets. Led acquisition and administration for grants up to $2 million. Served as a key contributor in developing a best-in-class  strategic plan and institutional dashboard.


Raised millions in major gifts; led campaigns; built sustainable annual funds; integrated predictive modeling and analysis; developed giving programs; and ultimately earned her CFRE.

Contract work

Most recently, Pamela was contracted as a CEO for a digital news startup to establish its non-profit foundation and permeate the brand globally. In the past, she conducted a fundraising assessment and full shop reorganization for a major healthcare system; provided transition, strategic, and fundraising planning for myriad non-profits; and has been hired to deliver leader-manager trainings, keynotes, and articles around the world.

Speaking & Training

Delivered over 100 keynotes, workshops, and trainings around the globe. Wrote, created, and delivered a 12-week, fully digital training program to an international audience. Ranked as a top presenter by multiple conferences. 


Oversaw corporate website relaunches, institutional rebrands, analytics, viral PR campaigns, IMCPs, social media strategies, leadership communication plans, advertising, and more.


Authored three books through traditional publishers and two self-published. Has been featured in Advancing Philanthropy Magazine, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Wiley Journal Fundraising Success. Appeared in blogs and on podcasts. Wrote and edited hundreds of published articles and pieces. Ghostwritten for CEOs and Presidents.



Former Faculty
The Asking Academy & The CASE Management Institute

Certificate, Literary Representation

UCLA Extension

Certified Fundraising Executive CFRE International

Cert, Developing Major Gifts

IU Lilly School of Philanthropy


Empire State University

B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications

St. Bonaventure University



2020 Founder's Award

Leadership Allegany

2019 Emerging Leader Award

Empire State University​

2016 Athena Young Professional Finalist

Buffalo Niagara Partnership 

2013 Citizen of the Year

Allegany Pamona Grange 

2012 Alumna of the Year

Leadership Cattaraugus 

2011 40 Under Forty

Buffalo Business First 



Board of Directors

Cuba Memorial Hospital

Board President

Association of Fundraising Professionals of WNY

Board of Directors

Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce

​Editorial Committee

Advancing Philanthropy Magazine

Volunteer Posts


Big Brothers Big Sisters


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