Pam Evans

Get to Know Pam:

Pamela W. Evans, MS, CFRM, Principal Consultant, has over 30 years of experience working with foundations, health care entities and nonprofit organizations in the areas of organizational development, governance, strategic planning, executive searches/ succession planning, business development, and fund development. She has also served as an organizational trainer and facilitator in the areas of team building, total quality/process improvement, customer service, strategic planning, fund development, and board governance. 

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. 

In addition to her own private practice, Pam currently serves as a consultant for the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Community Advancement Network, Midland. For these organizations, she works with a mix of nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and foundations. She has taught more than 150 governance sessions and conducted seven executive searches in the past 10 years that resulted in seven successful placements of executive leaders.  

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 chaired the Munson Manistee Hospital Foundation for 10 years and served on the Munson Foundations Corporate Board. 

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
  • Midland Area Community Foundation
  • M & M Area Community Foundation
  • Four County Community Foundation 
  • Lapeer County Community Foundation
  • Three Rivers Community Foundation 
  • Keweenaw Community Foundation 
  • Marquette Community Foundation 
  • Chippewa Community Foundation 
  • Shiawassee Community Foundation 
  • Mackinaw Island Community Foundation 
  • Michigan Gateway Community Foundation  
  • Branch County Community Foundation 
  • Petoskey Education Foundation 
  • East Lansing Education Foundation 
  • Aspirus Healthcare Foundation 
  • Superior Health Foundation