Pamela Heisler has 12 years of experience in the social service sector and is committed to achieving measurable results for children, youth, and families. She 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.

After seven years at Children First for Oregon Pamela joined the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon as the Director of Programs and Partnerships where she engaged the community to develop the Elevating Prevention Blueprint- the first of its kind in the state. She also revived Oregon’s chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. 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 sits on the Board of Directors 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.org  | 971-350-9384 | https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-heisler-b3024410/