Pamela Ballard, Chief Executive Officer

Pamela Ballard, Chief Executive Officer

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Pamela Ballard joined the Community Service Council as Chief Executive Officer on February 1, 2019, after leading the Susan G. Komen Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma affiliate, and United Way of Northwestern Oklahoma.

Pam brings both strong and proven nonprofit executive and banking experience to the Council. As the daughter of a minister, she attributes her passion to nonprofit and social service work to her father.

“By example, he taught me that ALL people—regardless of their station in life—are due equal amounts of care, respect, and love,” says Pam. “My Dad is the best person I have ever known.”

Pam helped lead her previous organizations to 38% revenue growth and a record-breaking campaign.  She has started inter-generational arts programs, an outdoor camp for children with autism, and led a community-wide effort to build an early childhood education center.

Pamela’s passion for her communities has led her to start an inter-generational arts program, an outdoor camp for children with autism, and a community-wide effort to build an early childhood education center. She has served as a commissioner for Oklahoma AmeriCorps for 23 years through the Oklahoma Community Service; served two-terms on the national board of America Serves; and is a Leadership Oklahoma graduate. 

Pam is a Certified Nonprofit Executive, and a Nonprofit Consultant, as well as holding a certification in Human Resource Management. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations with an emphasis in Community Service and a concentration in Organizational Studies. 

When Pam isn’t working on community issues, she enjoys time with her family (two sets of boy-girl twins), baking award-winning pies, and occasionally sky-diving.

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