From Chicago, Illinois, Pam is a passionate and active member of the Chicago dance community. She is a 2005 recipient of the Friend of River North Chicago Dance award and has been a volunteer in the Ann Barzel Dance Collection at the Newberry Library. Pam has underwritten the creation of new choreography for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street 2, River North Chicago Dance Company, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and most recently for Luna Negra Dance Theater. Pam served on the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago board for five years and has been a board member at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Additionally, she has served as a trustee for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. Pam received the prestigious Ruth Page Award in 2009 and was celebrated as a 25 @ 25 Honoree of the Arts & Business Council for her service to the arts in Chicago in 2010.