Pamela Heisler

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Pamela Heisler

Board Member

Pamela Heisler is currently the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon. She manages the foundation’s grant making in addition to developing the organizations capacity to advocate at the state and federal levels for programs and policies that strengthen families and protect children from abuse and neglect. She has 12 years of experience advocating for foster care reform and has spoken across the country about her experiences living in foster care and aging out. Pamela earned her BA in Spanish and Business Administration from the University of Oregon, and a Masters of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. In 2014, she completed the Leadership Institute for State-Based Advocates, a competitive 18-month program established by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to build a field of leaders that can truly turn the curve for kids across the country. In 2008, Pamela founded the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC), a program that unites current and former foster youth to improve the system through their own brand of advocacy, activism, and leadership. OFYC uses a proven model of civic engagement and youth empowerment and has a 100% success rate: 6 bills in five legislative sessions. Pamela lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with her husband.