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. Pamela graduated from the Chopra Center in 2020 as a Perfect Health Ayurveda Lifestyle Instructor adding Ayurveda as an enhancement to her lifestyle coaching.
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 a 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 board president at the Momentum Center in Grand Haven. She is affiliated with the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy, OnePlace of Kalamazoo, the Michigan Non-Profit Association, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 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 including logging miles on her Harley Davidson.