The Nashville Assistance League would be a very different organization without the steady, capable guiding force of Pamela Wilder. It is obvious that the League means a great deal to Pam. Over the years, she has served on each committee, and has served as Chapter President as well. The phone call Pam received from a fellow sorority member some fifteen years ago helped launch the Nashville Chapter of the Assistance League we know today. In response to the phone call, Pam gathered together some of her golf friends and organized the first tea for prospective members. Some of the initial attendees of the tea in turn contacted some of their friends, and the rest, as they say . . . . is history.
Pamela Wilder is originally from Missouri and received her undergraduate degree in Fashion and Textile from the University of Missouri. She spent several years in the management area of the retail industry, notably opening the first The Limited retail store on the East Coast. When travel for work conflicted with her young family, Pam found herself at university once again. This time for an advanced degree in Education and Computers. After completion of her Masters Degree, Pam taught sales and fashion at a junior college, and also taught computers to elementary school children as a K-8 certified teacher. Pam finds it especially rewarding that the Assistance League programs benefit children directly.
Pamela lives in the Nashville area with her husband and sixteen-year-old cockapoo, Clara (a happy former participant in the Hand in Hand walks). She is proud to be a mother and a grandmother, and enjoys gardening, golf, needlepoint, sewing and travel.