After spending 15 years in social work serving a variety of health care and nonprofit organizations, Pam transitioned into a new career in freelance writing. While providing communication support for several Cleveland area nonprofits, Pam instinctively sought out collaborations with other highly-experienced professionals who wanted to use their talents in a more inspiring way. In October 2016, Jason Turos, Brian Klausner and Lucia Byttebier joined Pam in building their first nonprofit website, and Good Cause Creative was officially in business.
The following February, Pam was selected as a finalist in the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition, where she shared the idea of creating an online community to celebrate volunteerism and progressive social change in northeast Ohio. Using her prize money, Pam launched WISH Cleveland (formerly The Good Cause Blog) the following spring. Since then, Good Cause Creative has continued to designate a portion of all business proceeds to support WISH Cleveland’s operations and editorial expenses.
Pam’s creative problem-solving skills and passion for social justice combine to empower clients, such as Cleveland Transformation Alliance, Women's Recovery Center, Lorain County Free Clinic, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Waiting Child Fund/Kinnect Ohio and 30 Days to Family Ohio. She is also a member of the 2018 cohort of the Cleveland Neighborhood Leadership Development Program and community manager at The Green House co-working and office space, where Good Cause Creative is located.
Pam’s past employers include the Cleveland Clinic, Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Alzheimer’s Association. She lives with her husband and 3 children in Euclid.