Pamela Heisler, Executive Director

Pamela earned a Masters of Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. In 2008, she founded the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC), a program that unites current and former foster youth to improve the child welfare system through their own brand of advocacy, activism, and leadership.

Most recently she acted as the Public Engagement Project Manger for the Department of Human Services, focused on projects related to training and support for foster parents, safety in care, and improving community engagement. Currently, Pamela is the Secretary of the Board for Foster Youth In Action, which organizes a national, grassroots network of current and former foster youth. She lives in Milwaukie with her husband and daughter.

Pamela@preventchildabuseoregon.orgĀ  | 971-350-9384

Royce Markley, Communications Coordinator

Royce is a long time advocate for youth involved in the foster care system. Royce is a student at Lewis & Clark College studying counseling.