Pam Evans

Get to Know Pam:

Pamela W. Evans, MS, CFRM, has over 25 years of experience working with foundations, health care entities and nonprofit organizations in the areas of organizational development, collaborations, joint ventures, revenue diversification, governance, fundraising, and strategic planning.

Pam was employed by Trinity Health System for 17 years working for its flagship unit, St. Joseph Health System, as director of planning and marketing and as Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning for GNA, a national physical rehabilitation company headquartered in Grand Haven, Michigan.  In her role at GNA, she consulted with hospitals and clinics throughout the country in the areas of planning, marketing and business development.

Pam currently serves as a lead consultant for Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Community Advancement Network, Midland. For these organizations, she works with over 40 nonprofit organizations and foundations annually in organizational capacity building, strategic planning, fund development, succession planning and governance. She has lead over 70 strategic planning projects during the past seven years.

Pam has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. She has a certification in fund raising management from Indiana University’s School of Fundraising and is a certified business counselor with the Michigan Small Business Association. Pam has completed “Train the Trainer” from The Monitor Institute of Deloitte Consulting in the “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy”, governance consulting training through Board Source, and is a certified DiSC administrator.  She currently chairs the West Shore Healthcare Foundation, Manistee, MI.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • Program development
  • Revenue diversification
  • Board governance
  • Social enterprises
  • Capacity assessment
  • Marketing
  • Fund development

Foundation Experience:

  • Rotary Charities of Traverse City
  • Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
  • Council of Michigan Foundations             
  • Marquette Area Community Foundation                         
  • Keweenaw Community Foundation
  • Charlevoix County Community Foundation         
  • M & M Area Community Foundation
  • Three Rivers Area Community Foundation          
  • Superior Health Foundation
  • West Shore Healthcare Foundation         
  • Michigan Medical Society Foundation
  • Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

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