Pam joined the EOR Team at FIRST in July 2020. Pam was trained as an EOR through FIRST with
the original paper materials. Now, FIRST has created an online training platform! Pam has
self-directed her son’s services as the Employer of Record since 2016. As the EOR Team
Lead, Pam helps individuals and their families who choose to self-direct their NC
Innovations waiver services. She does this through training, education, and advocacy.
Pam and her family live in Weaverville, NC. At 3 years old, her son experienced an acquired
brain injury due to viral encephalitis. As a result, he was diagnosed with Intellectual
Developmental Disabilities and other health impairments. As a special needs mother,
Pam, has gained a lot of experience and quickly learned advocacy matters! Her mission is
to help other individuals and families navigate the services that are available to them. She
is currently enrolled at AB Tech in Asheville working towards a degree in Human Services.