As a mother of a child with bladder exstrophy and an accomplished business and nonprofit leader, Pamela Block brings passion, understanding and experience to the role of executive director.
In 2009, Pamela adopted her 4-year-old, daughter from China who was born with bladder exstrophy. Since bringing her daughter home, Pamela has dealt with the many hurdles of raising a child with exstrophy including her daughter’s complete primary repair after a late and failed initial closure while in a Chinese orphanage.
Pamela brings more than twenty years of business and nonprofit experience to A-BE-C, including significant roles in management, program and organizational development, strategic and business planning and business development. Before joining the organization, she served as Vice President of the consulting division of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (now know as Healthy Generations), helping human service nonprofits become stronger and more sustainable in their efforts to eliminate health inequities.
As executive director of A-BE-C, Pamela’s leadership goals are to forge partnerships with patients, their families, and the medical community to enhance the care and clinical outcomes, provide value and improve the quality of life for the children born with this condition. Together we will serve as advocates for the children with bladder exstrophy throughout the world.
She has been actively involved as a volunteer with nonprofits, most notably for her ongoing fundraising and advocacy efforts on behalf of Chinese orphans living with special needs. Pamela attended the University of Tennessee as a business major and received her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.