Pamela joined Smile Train in 2007 and is currently overseeing Smile Train’s global efforts to provide comprehensive cleft care to Smile Train patients. She is focused on empowering partners in areas essential to surgery, such as speech therapy, dental care and orthodontics, so Smile Train can support the complete rehabilitation of all children born with cleft.
Prior to this role, for five years Pamela was the Regional Director for Smile Train’s programs throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. She managed the organization’s relationships with almost 100 local hospitals and foundations across this diverse region, spanning more than 17 countries and performing almost 9,000 annual cleft surgeries.
Pamela started her career working for the New York based nonprofit Global Youth Action Network in a number of UNICEF contracted projects. She also spent time living in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic volunteering at health clinics and primary schools. Pamela earned a Masters in International Health Management from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and Spanish from The University of Virginia.