Pam Shadel Fischer, Senior Director of External Engagement

Pam Fischer

Pam Shadel Fischer manages many of GHSA’s key partnership and external engagements and oversees the association’s Consulting Services Initiative, which provides fee-based program and management assistance to state members through a pool of seasoned traffic safety professionals. She researches and writes best practice publications for GHSA (10 to date, addressing teen driving [various topics], pedestrian and bicyclist safety, drowsy driving and high-risk impaired driving) and, through public speaking engagements, implementation of unique partnerships and other outreach, she works to bring national visibility to highway safety.

Fischer has more than 30 years of experience addressing behavioral safety issues at the local, state and national levels through advocacy, education, enforcement, grassroots outreach, policy and planning. After a 20-year career with AAA New Jersey and a four-year run as Governor’s Representative and Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, she established her consulting firm (Pam Fischer Consulting), which for nearly a decade helped state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations address the behavioral safety issues that put all roadway users at risk.   

Fischer holds a B.A. in English from Lebanon Valley College, an M.A. in Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary University, where she is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Services, and a Certificate in Advanced Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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