Board of Directors
Pam serves as the President of This Able Veteran and has been on the Board of Directors since 2012. In this capacity, Pam is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization as well as leading the efforts for long term growth and sustainability.
She has been a management consultant for over 25 years. Pam retired from the U. S. Treasury Department, International Affairs, Office of Technical Assistance in 2017 where she worked as a Personal Contractor/Technical Advisor since 2005. In this capacity, she assisted in reorganizing the tax administration offices/processes in Algeria, Nigeria, Zambia, Jamaica and Haiti. Pam holds a degree in Organization Development from Northeastern Illinois University. She also studied at American University and completed the Organizational Development Program through National Training Laboratories Institute in Bethel, Maine. Pam specializes in organizational design and development, change management and leadership development.
Coming from a military family, she has been involved with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for 20 years, serving in various District & Auxiliary officer positions. She was Auxiliary President for 4 years and Chairperson, Veteran & Family Support at the local level for 12 years. Pam has been a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for over 10 years. In addition to being a certified GED Tutor for the State of Illinois, Pam is a member of the Southern Illinois Veterans Coalition.
Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services & Chief Care Network Development Officer – Phil has been with SIHS as Vice President since 2000 and was previously Director of Corporate Planning. He became a Senior Vice President in 2017. Phil was Vice President of Planning and Marketing with Centegra Health Systems, McHenry, Illinois in early 2000. Prior to his association with SIHS, Phil was Director of Planning and Marketing with BroMenn Healthcare, Normal, Illinois (1992-1996), Director of Cardiac, Pulmonary and Neurological Services with BroMenn Healthcare (1984-1992), and Director of Cardiopulmonary Services with Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Illinois (1983-1984).
Phil received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy from Parkland College in 1976, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors from Millikin University in 1982, and a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Planning and Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1987. He is board certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a registered Respiratory Therapist. He has served as a lecturer/instructor in the healthcare management program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and has taken part in many community leadership activities with organizations such as the United Way, Holy Trinity Junior High School, Central Catholic High School, Holy Spirit Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Center for Equine Services. He is a member of the Jackson County Growth Alliance and served as the chair of that organization’s Board of Trustees for over four years.