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Pamela Gallina

Pamela Gallina

For 25 years Pamela Gallina focused her career around non-profit organizational development, serving in leadership roles with the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Wondergem Consulting, Opera Grand Rapids and Cherry County Playhouse.  Her career with Non-profits culminated after a twelve year stint of consulting primarily with emerging organizations. Prior to 1990, her work revolved around business management in aviation, thus integrating both public and private service to her repertoire. In 2015 Pam purchased Natural Awakenings Magazine in West Michigan and now publishes the magazine from her home in Spring Lake.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in journalism from Grand Valley State University, and her Master of Arts in communication research from Michigan State University. In recent years she has trained at the Robbins-Madanes Training Center earning numerous life coaching certificates and is a Certified Master Coach.

Throughout her career Gallina has written for numerous publications and corporations in the West Michigan area, as well as working and consulting with companies in the aviation industry.  She served as communications professor at Grand Valley State University and has also served on numerous boards, including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the West Michigan Chamber Coalition / Leadership West Michigan.  Currently she serves as a volunteer for Every Woman’s Place and the Center for Women in Transition.  She is affiliated with the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy, OnePlace of Kalamazoo, the Michigan Non-Profit Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the West Michigan Planned Giving Group and is a licensed professional fundraiser. Gallina is also an affiliate member of ICPA, at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical Center.

Pam is a licensed pilot and in her spare time enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities and logging miles on her Harley Davidson.