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Pamela Leland


Pamela Leland, PhD, brings more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector as a consultant, executive director, teacher, scholar, and volunteer. Most recently she has served as President and Founder of The Leland Leadership Group, LLC, working with nonprofit organizations on issues of strategy, nonprofit governance, leadership and the management of change. Her work as a consultant is grounded in systems theory and an organizational development/life cycle framework, recognizing that the challenges of leadership and management in mission-based organizations today are multidimensional and complex. Pam took a break from full-time consulting in 2013 to serve as Executive Director of the Quaker-affiliated Hickman Friends Senior Community (West Chester, PA), leading them through a 6-year process of campus repositioning and expansion. During her tenure with The Hickman, Pam continued to provide occasional training and consultation on collaborative decision-making, nonprofit governance and strategic change. She left The Hickman in the Fall of 2019 to return to full-time consulting. Prior to opening her consulting practice in 2006, Pam served on the faculties of the University of Delaware and Seton Hall University, reaching the rank of Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Pamela completed her PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware. She has an MA in Holistic Spirituality from Chestnut Hill College, an MS in Urban Studies from Georgia State University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She lives in Kennett Square, PA.