Prior to commencing with BYS, Pam was the CEO of Yfoundations, the New South Wales peak body representing young people at risk and experiencing homelessness, and before that, the CEO of Open Doors Youth Service, Queensland’s LGBTIQA+ youth service supporting children and young people aged 12–24 years. She is passionate about investing in our next generation of leaders, and advocating for meaningful solutions to support them to flourish.
Pam has advocated for change in policy reform at both state and federal government levels partnering with stakeholders to affect change across Queensland for LGBTIQ Youth. She also sits on the board of My Foundations Youth Housing, Homelessness Australia (HA), Vanguard End Street Sleeping Collaboration (ESSC), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Psychology, and is currently undertaking postgraduate study in Clinical Psychology.
Pam works tirelessly to achieve better long-term outcomes for children and young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness especially those in out-of-home care, LGBTIQA+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. She has worked with young people and children for 18 years and is passionate about children and youth people due to her personal experience of homelessness and being a child in the child protection system. If not for the support and opportunities provided to her it would not have been possible for her to have achieved what she has today.