OUR FOUNDERPamela Pine, PhD, MPH, has three decades of global experience working on some of the world's most difficult health and development issues. She has worked on various public health and information, education, and communication (IEC) programs in the United States. and throughout the world (e.g. Albania, Egypt, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Morocco, Philippines, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Yemen, Zaire, and Zambia).
Throughout her career, Dr. Pine has provided technical and managerial leadership to national and international communication programs geared to enhancing the lives of the poor. Dr. Pine previously worked as Project Director for a coca prevention communication and education program in Ecuador and other health endeavors, and as the Communication Director for the Population, Health, and Nutrition Information (PHNI) Project under a USAID-funded program. Her other past work also has included:
- Project Director for a privately-sponsored social marketing program for the prevention of alcohol abuse
- Research/informational booklets geared to addressing the relationship between substance abuse and child sexual abuse (SAMHSA)
- A national eye health education program (NEI)
- Service/advocacy/education programs serving children with special needs, people with tuberculosis (TB), Hansen's disease (leprosy), HIV/AIDS, abused children, battered, poor, and incarcerated women
- PhD, Public Health Communication, University of Maryland (2001). Dissertation title: Determinants of Family Physicians' Provision of Screening Mammography Information to Low-Income, Female African-American Patients in Maryland.
- MPH, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (1986)
- MAIA, International Affairs, Ohio University (1981)
- BFA, Fine Art, Cornell University (1977)
- Certificate, Tropical Dermatology and Leprosy Treatment and Control, ALERT, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia