Pamela is the Executive Director of Courage & Renewal Northeast at Wellesley College, an affiliate of the national Center for Courage & Renewal. She co-leads the Leading Together Initiative for the Center for Courage & Renewal, a program that brings teams of principals and educator-leaders together to experience and learn reflective and mindfulness practices and to build relational trust amongst the adults in their school community. Pamela is the founder of the Open Circle® Program based at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. Open Circle is a leading provider of evidence based curriculum and professional development for social and emotional learning (SEL) in kindergarten through grade 5. Since its inception in 1987, Open Circle has reached over two million students and trained more than 13,000 educators. Pamela is currently a Trustee of the Conservatory Lab Charter School, a music-infused elementary school in Boston that has implemented El Sistema as a whole school initiative, and a former Trustee of the Boston Public Library. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Syracuse University.