Pam Shadel Fischer coordinates GHSA’s Consulting Services Initiative, which provides fee-based consulting services to State Highway Safety Offices through a pool of seasoned traffic safety professionals. She researches and writes best practice publications for GHSA (nine to date, addressing teen driving [various topics], pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and drowsy driving), edits GHSA Spotlight reports and other documents, and handles special projects. She also serves as the program coordinator for the national Lifesavers Conference, which GHSA supports as a member of the Planning Committee.
Fischer has more than three decades of experience addressing behavioral safety issues at the local, state and national level through advocacy, education, enforcement, grassroots outreach, policy, and planning. After a twenty year career with the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club 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) in January 2011 to help local, state and federal agencies and non-profit 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 Criminal Justice, Law and Government, and a Certificate in Advanced Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.