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Pam Went Northumberland Hills Hospital Board Representative

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Pam began her career at Bell Canada as a summer student in 1970 and worked her way up to Senior Vice President and an Officer of the Company by the time she retired in 2003. As an executive at Bell, Pam led a wide variety of departments including Operations, Customer Care and Marketing. Among other achievements she was the first anglophone to serve as a Senior Vice President in Bell’s Quebec market. In 2000, Pam was one of 225 Canadians chosen to participate in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. This event, which happens every four years, is a forum for Canada’s current and future leaders to experience first-hand the issues being faced by Canadians across the country.

Pam has been giving back to her community as a director and executive board member of not-for-profit organizations since 1994, including terms with Junior Achievement of Metro Toronto, Ability on Line, Dawson College (Montreal), Kids’ Help Phone (National Board), Bell Pensioners’ Group and Northumberland United Way. Over the past two decades she has developed a keen interest in advocacy and good governance. In addition to sharing her knowledge and experience with her fellow board members, Pam has been a volunteer with the Altruvest Board Match Leaders’ Program, coaching 14 mid- to senior-level executives who were seeking their first not-for-profit board assignments.

Pam began her volunteer work with Northumberland Hills Hospital as a Community Member on the Board’s Quality and Safety Committee. She became a Director of the Board at the June 2015 Annual Meeting and served as Chair of the Board for three consecutive years from June 2019 through June 2022. Pam also continues to volunteer her time locally with Habitat for Humanity Northumberland, Northumberland United Way and Northumberland 100 Women with Heart.

Pam and her husband Steve live in Hamilton Township.

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