Board Members


Pamela Laucks

Pamela Laucks has over 20 years of managerial experience in the public and private sectors. Over this time, she has been involved in public finance, health care finance, and economic development. Most recently, Pamela spent eight years as a principal of the Fiscal Strategies Group, where she provided financial advisory services to the State of New Mexico and the Office of the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. For the State of New Mexico, Ms. Laucks was the primary author of the annual Debt Affordability Study, as well as the chief analyst for bond issues brought to the Board for review. She acted as financial advisor to the Virgin Island’s Governor’s Office in a variety of capacities, including consulting on a series of projects to assess the use of public funds or guaranties to attract private development capital.

Pamela has served on the Board of the Inglis Foundation, as a representative on the School Committee of the Germantown Friends School, and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Peoples’ Emergency Center. Ms. Laucks received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Science in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Pamela first became involved with New Leash on Life USA when she helped design and teach the Financial Literacy Workshop of the New Leash program to inmates. She has three grown children and lives in Chestnut Hill with her husband and a rescued pit bull, Wilma, from New Leash’s 13th class at the Philadelphia Prison System.

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