Vice President of Community Leadership & Equitable Initiatives
The Indianapolis Foundation

Pamela was Central Indiana Community Foundation’s (CICF) first vice president of opportunity, equity and inclusion. She led the organization’s internal process of ensuring equitable policies and practices are operationalized and exemplified in all work of the foundation. As of January 2022, Pamela leads the Indianapolis Foundation’s community leadership initiatives and grantmaking work. She’s also responsible for leading many other projects and community initiatives that support increased equity, inclusive economic growth and anti-racism in Central Indiana.

Pamela joined CICF September, 2016 as a community leadership officer and was promoted to a vice president position April, 2018. Pamela has her masters in social work from the University of Georgia with a concentration focused on community development and program evaluation. She has over 30 years of professional experience in the social services field, managing multiple programs dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. Pamela serves on multiple boards and committees focusing on disparities and the disruption of racist systems in multiple sectors. She frequently provides presentations, serves on panels of discussion and partners with many organizations delving into issues of race, equity and inclusiveness.

She’s a native of Indianapolis but has lived in several other cities throughout the United States and abroad. She loves family, community and service.


Jul 28

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Lunch and Keynote – When You See Me, See Me: How to Build With and For Communities

11:30am – 12:35pm

Akilah W. Darden, Program Director, Design and Construction Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Indiana University Health & The Darden Group, LLC, and President & Founder, The Darden Group, LLC