Principal, Cardinale Associates, LLC
Pam was elected Board Chair for CLC in November 2022. Pam is a Stamford resident and has been on the board since 2017, serving as Secretary. Pam is the first known parent alumni board chair in CLC’s 120-year history. Pam credits CLC for giving her opportunity and encouragement as a new Stamford resident and single parent. Enrolling her toddler at CLC made it possible for her to stabilize, seek a full-time job and jump start a new career, working at Champion International (International Paper) and becoming Corporate Director of Public Affairs.
“CLC was a critical resource for me when I was a single parent, and I have a strong connection and commitment to giving back and coming full circle after many years.”
Pam has forty years of public relations, community and government affairs experience, most recently with Stamford Health where she retired from her consulting work in 2021. Her experience and accomplishments include strategic communications, program development, planning and management.
As Public Affairs Consultant to Stamford Health, Pam provided strategic guidance for successful outreach to government, corporate and community stakeholders to support the Hospital’s Facility Master Plan. She worked to secure unanimous public approval for the redevelopment of the Stamford Health campus featuring its new $450 million Hospital tower. See www.stamfordhealth.org. Pam also provided community relations support for Stamford Health’s Community Health Improvement Plan and Vita Health & Wellness Community Collaborative.
Previously, Pam served as Director of Public Affairs for Champion International Corporation. In Stamford, Pam played a leadership role in establishing a near-site employee early childhood center. She also directed the public affairs strategy to successfully fund, construct and open a new downtown campus of the University of Connecticut, and managed the communication strategy that successfully generated private and public support for the project.
As the founding president of Stamford Neighborhood Housing Services, she led the campaign to fund Connecticut’s first Mutual Housing development and raised private contributions to support housing rehabilitation and nonprofit affordable housing programs. She served on the Advisory Board of Reading Is Fundamental and was a Director of the Connecticut Association for Human Services and the United Way of Stamford, among other organizations. She is a co-founder of the Vita Health and Wellness Partnership and currently serves on the Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance.
Pam has been honored by numerous community organizations for her contributions over the years including the Stamford NAACP, the Yerwood Center, The Parent Leadership Training Institute and the Thumbelina Foundation.