Pam Gaber

 

Pam Gaber
Founder
Gabriel's Angels

www.gabrielsangels.org

 

In 2000, Pam Gaber founded Gabrielís Angels, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. She recognized the pressing and documented need in the community to enhance the lives of neglected and abused children through the application of pet therapy. The organization was named after Pamís young Weimaraner, Gabriel, who began his career by visiting the children residing at the Crisis Nursery in Phoenix. During these visits Gabriel offered unconditional, non-judgmental love, teaching the children empathy, compassion and respect. By watching Gabriel help the children to trust again, Pam understood that something special was happening and felt compelled to reach more children. The triumph of Gabrielís Angels is manifested by Pamís leadership position as CEO and her daily involvement in the development, growth and vision of the organization. Presently there are 150 Pet Therapy Teams serving over 100 agencies and reaching 13,000 children annually. The organization has also expanded into the Southern Arizona region.

Pam serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Humane LINK, the Executive Committee for the Children and Animals Together Diversion Program, the Program Committee for the Organization of Non-Profits, and in 2010 she became an ATHENAPowerLink Mentor. Her achievements include winning the 2008 Hon Kachina Volunteer Award, being recognized by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of the Women Who Move The Valley, and being named a 2010 Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal. Most recently she is among the finalists for the 2010 ATHENA Award, and Gabrielís Angels is a finalist for the Scottsdale Chambersí 2010 Sterling Award.

Pam resides in Phoenix with her husband Mike and her two therapy dogs, Jack and Noah.  All are kept in line by Orzo the resident cat.

 

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