Background

Pamela D. Wilson

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY 

Eleven years experience as a business owner in the health care industry serving older and chronically ill adults as a direct provider of home care services and currently supporting individuals and businesses navigating the health care system. Prior to this, twenty years experience in positions of increasing responsibility managing business segments in a variety of marketing, sales and support positions for consumer product and health care companies.

  • President/Owner, The Care Navigator., Lakewood, CO 8/06 – Present
  • Broadcast Host of “The Caring Generation”, 630 KHOW-AM radio Denver 5/09 – 12/11
  • President/Owner, In Home and Family Services, Inc. Golden, CO, 6/00 – 8/07
  • Older Adult Caregiver Workshop Presenter – 2004
  • University of Phoenix, Part Time Instructor, 01/03- 12/05
  • Red Cross Certified Instructor in CPR, First Aid, AED, Safety & PDT, 2002-2005
  • Regional Director of Marketing, Bestfoods/Unilever, Denver, CO, 10/98 – 1/01
  • Director of Marketing, Bestfoods, Montebello, CA, 3/98 to 10/98
  • Marketing Manager, CPC/Bestfoods Baking Division, Montebello, CA, 10/96 – 2/98
  • Director of Marketing Memorex, N-TK Inc, Cerritos, CA, 6/95 – 9/96
  • Product Manager Memorex, Memtek Products, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 5/94 – 5/95
  • Product Manager, Dentsply Implant Division, Encino, CA, 2/93 – 4/94
  • Associate Product Manager, Con Agra Inc., FF., Omaha, NE, 2/91 – 7/92
  • Advertising & Sales Promo Manager – ConAgra, Inc. PP., Omaha, NE, 9/87 – 2/91
  • Advertising Manager, Warren Distribution, Omaha, NE, 9/84 – 9/87
  • KETV Television, Sales/Administrative Assistant, 2/83 – 9/84
  • Nebraska Psychiatric Institute, Research Secretary, 2/82 – 2/83
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Omaha, Securities Clerk 1/80-2/82

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES

  • Certified Guardian, National Guardianship Association, October 2010 to present
  • CSA, Society of Senior Advisors, Certification, December 2007 to present
  • National Family Caregiver Association Workshop Leader Certificate – 2003
  • Alzheimer’s Learning Institute, Dementia Care Certificate – 2002
  • Homecare PCP & Homemaking Certificate, Senior Resource Center – 2002

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES (CONTINUED)

  • University of Denver, Gerontology: Social Services in Aging Certificate – 2001
  • Colorado State University, MS Management and Organizational Behavior – 1999
  • Daniel Freeman Hospital Caring Connection Older Adult Care Certificate – 1998
  • University of Nebraska, BS/BA Business, 1990
  • Metropolitan State Community College, Omaha, Nebraska AA 1982
  • Daniel Gross High School, Omaha, Nebraska, Diploma 1979

HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Colorado Employee Assistance Professional Association, September 2014 to present
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments, Community Healthcare Ethics Committee Chairperson, April 2012 to June 2016
  • Colorado Assisted Living Association, 2010 to 2015
  • National Guardianship Association, 2010 to present
  • BNI (Business Networking International) Member 2008-2009
  • Colorado Bar Association, Elderlaw Section Member, 2008 to present
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation, Colorado State Policy Liaison, 2008-2010
  • Alliance of Professional Women, 2006 to present
  • National Case Management Society of America Member – Since 2004, Board of Directors Local Chapter 2005, 2007, 2008
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association – 2005 to 2012
  • Gerontological Society of America, 2005 to present
  • American Geriatrics Society, 2005 to present
  • Monthly Columnist “Caregiving” Senior’s 50+ Marketplace News Jefferson County Edition – 2003-2012
  • Jefferson County Council on Aging, Board of Directors – 2000-2007
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments Local Arrangements Committee Chairperson for American Society on Aging & National Council on Aging 2002
  • Colorado Women’s Forum in Health Administration – Board of Directors Denver, CO 2002
  • Older Women’s League – Vice President, Board of Directors, Denver, CO 2002
  • Member Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau – 2001-2007
  • Member West Chamber of Commerce, Golden Chamber, Denver Chamber 2001-2007
  • Home Care Management Board of Directors, Denver, CO 1999-2000
  • Caring Connection Older Adult Outreach, Marina del Rey, CA 1998-1999
  • Community Alliance, Outreach Developmentally Disabled Adults, Omaha, NE 1991-1992

MEDIA: PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

Wilson, Pamela D. 2009 – 2018, The Caring Generation Library Series: Articles, Videos, and Podcasts. https://pameladwilson.com/subscribe/

Wilson, Pamela D. 1/31/18. “The Accidental Caregiver,” Our Parents. Diane Franklin. https://ourparents.com/care-topics/2018/01/31/the-accidental-caregiver/

Wilson, Pamela D. 2/23/17. “Caregiving,” Radio Interview with Kathy Blythe: Problems and Solutions. www.problemsandsolutions.net, Lincoln, NE, KFOR Alpha Media

Wilson, Pamela D. 12/28/16. “Tips for Caregivers.” Radio Interview with Bob Gourley: Issues Today Radio.  http://issuestoday.libsyn.com/issues-today-16-1

Milner, Conan. 6/7/16. “How to Deal with Being a Caregiver and Other End of Life Advice.” The Epoch Times, Chicago: IL, http://theepochtimes.com/n3/2078464-how-to-deal-with-being-a-caregiver-and-other-emd-of-life-advice/print/

Wilson, Pamela D. 5/1/16. “Mother’s Day: 10 Mother-Daughter Caregiving Relationship Tips.” Connecting Medias. http://connectingwomenmedias.com/search?q=Mother-Daughter+Caregiving+Relationships

Wilson, Pamela D. 4/29/16. “The Top 10 Caregiving Mistakes.” Edge Media Network. San Diego: CA  https://edgemedianetwork.com/news/family//197124/the_top_10_caregiving_mistakes

Wilson, Pamela D. 3/23/16. “Caregiving.” Radio Interview with Ted Hicks on Late Night Parents. Hempstead: NY. http://latenightparents.com

Wilson, Pamela D. 3/16/16. “Parenting Pointers: Don’t Bother the Challenges of the Invisible Caregivers.” Motherhood Moment.  http://motherhood-moment.blogspot.com/2016/03/parenting-pointers-dont-bother.html

O’Brien, Elizabeth. 3/11/16. “Tackle These 3 Risks to Avoid a Nursing Home.” Market Watch. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tackle-these-3-risks-to-avoid-a-nursing-home-2016-03-11

Wilson, Pamela D. 3/4/16. “10 Caregiving Mistakes.” Connecting Women Medias.

http://connectingwomenmedias.com/search?q=10+Caregiving+Mistakes

Wilson, Pamela D. 2/21/16. “The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes.” Radio Interview with Matt Nie on WSBD Radio. Burlington: Wisconsin. http://wbsdfm.com,

Wilson, Pamela D. 2/16/16. “The Role of a Caregiver: How to Take Care of Yourself and Those You Help.” Radio Interview with Dr. Jeanette Gallagher on Blog Talk Radio.  www.blogtalkradio.com/../the-role-of-a-caregiver-how-to-take-care-of-yourself-and-those-you help

Wilson, Pamela D. 2/2/16. “The Caregiving Imperative: New Year’s Resolutions to Preserve Physical Health and Mental Well-Being.” Third Age. Adprime Media.  http://thirdage.com/the-caregiving-imperative-new-years-resolutions-to-preserve-physical-health-and-mental-well-being/

Wilson, Pamela D. 1/22/16. “Taking Care of Seniors: 5 Tips to Maintain Balanced Emotions While Caregiving.” Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn. Omaha, NE. http://www.babyboomerslaughandlearn.com/?p=20897

Wilson, Pamela D. 1/14/16. “The Caregiving Imperative: New Year’s Resolutions to Preserve Physical Health and Well-Being.” Motherhood Moment Blog: Parenting Pointers. http://motherhood-moment.blogspot.com/2016/01/parenting-pointers-caregiving.html

Jackson, Susan, Wenner. 1/13/16. “10 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers.” Working Moms Against Guilt VIP.

https://www.workingmomsagainstguilt.com/10-new-years-resolutions-caregivers/

Wilson, Pamela D. 1/9/16. “The Caregiving Imperative: New Year’s Resolutions to Preserve Physical Health and Well-Being.”  She Scribes Blog. http://www.shescribes.com/2016/01/the-caregiving-imperative-new-years-resolutions-to-preserve-physical-health-and-mental-well-being.html

Wilson, Pamela D. The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes. (New York: Morgan James Publishing, 2016).

Wilson, Pamela D. 12/28/15. “5 Tips to Maintain Balanced Emotions While Caregiving.” Michigan Mom Living Online Magazine. https://michiganmomliving.com/2015/12/18/5-tips-to-maintain-balanced-emotions-while-caregiving/.

Beaver, Dennis. 12/12/15. “You and the Law: The Need for a Care Advocate.” The Hanford Sentinel. Hanford, CA: The Hanford Sentinel. http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/features/the-need-for-a-care-advocate/article_5a9ab658-a103-5cd8-ac72-2f3c6d348a54.html

Scanlon, Scott. 12/11/15.  “Handle with Care: 5 Steps to More Effective Caregiving.” The Buffalo News. Buffalo: NY.  http://buffalonews.com/2015/12/11/handle-with-care-5-steps-to-more-effective-caregiving/

Buffalo NY: The Buffalo News

Wilson, Pamela D. 12/11/15. “Caregiver Tips: 10 Positive Responses to Tough Family Situations.” Working Moms Against Guilt.

https://www.workingmomsagainstguilt.com/caregiver-tips/

Wilson, Pamela D. 12/1/16. “Lack of Standards Enables Exploitation by Guardians.” Aging News Alert: The Senior Services and Funding Report. CD Publications.

Steadman, Christy. 11/25/15. “Denver Area Caregivers Open Up Lives to Loved Ones.” The Lakewood Sentinel. Lakewood, CO. http://www.lakewoodsentinel.com/stories/Denver-area-caregivers-open-up-lives-to-loved-ones.202940

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/23/15. “The Caregiving Trap: Perfect Book for Hospice Month.: Radio Interview with Joe Lavelle. Intrepid Now Radio. Atlanta, GA. http://www.intrepidnow.com/authors/the-caregiving-trap-perfect-book-for-hospice-month/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/21/15. “Parenting Pointers: 5 Tips to Maintain Balanced Emotions While Caregiving.” Motherhood Moment. http://www.motherhood-moment.blogspot.com/2015/11/parenting-pointers-5-tips-to-maintain.html

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/20/15. “5 Tips to Maintain Balanced Emotions While Caregiving.” Late Night Parents. Ted Hicks. www.https://latenightparents.com/2015/11/20/5-tips-to-maintain-balanced-emotions-while-caregiving-this-holiday-season/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/19/15. “Author Pamela D. Wilson on Today’s Honoree.” Today’s Honoree. https://todayshonoree.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/author-pamela-d-wilson-is-todays-honoree-for-friday-november-20th/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/20/15. “Caregiver Burden.” Intrepid Now Media Blog. Atlanta, GA. http://www.intrepidnow.com/authors/caregiver-burden/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/20/15. “Caregiver Challenges: Giving Up the Car Keys.” Intrepid Now Media Blog. Atlanta, GA. http://www.intrepidnow.com/authors/caregiving-challenges-giving-up-the-car-keys/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/16/15. “The Heartbreak (And Hard Work) of Family Caregiving.” Provider Nation. http://www.providernation.com/2015/11/16/the-heartbreak-and-hard-work-of-family-caregiving/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/15/15. “The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes.” Cassandra Ms Place.  http://www.cassandramsplace.com/2015/11/the-caregiving-trap-solutions-for-lifes.html

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/13/15. “Parenting Pointers: Parental Relationships, Sibling Rivalry, and Fear of Asking for Help.” Motherhood Moment. http://www.motherhood-moment.blogspot.com/2015/aa/parenting-pointers-parental.html

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/12/15. “The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes.”  Life Health Advisor. https://www.lifehealth.com/the-caregiving-trap-solutions-for-lifes-unexpected-changes/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/6/15. “Caregiving and Unexpected Traps.” Intrepid Now Media Blog. Atlanta, GA. http://www.intrepidnow.com/authors/caregiving-and-unexpected-traps/

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/3/15. “The Overlooked Caregiver: Take Care of Yourself Too.” We Care Online. http://wecareonlineclasses.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-overlooked-caregiver-take-care-of.html

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/2/15. “Learning About the Caregiving Trap.” Radio Interview with Morning Mike. WNRJ Radio. Washington: PA. http://www.wnjr.org

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/2/15. “Alzheimer’s Disease.” Rewire Me. http://www.rewireme.com/wellness/alzheimers-disease/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/25/15. “The Overlooked Caregiver: Taking Care of Yourself Too.”  Our Parents. Diane Franklin.  http://www.ourparents.com/care-topics/2015/10/25/the-overlooked-caregiver-taking-care-of-yourself-too/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/23/15. “The Caregiving Trap: Ultimate Guidebook for Giving and Receiving Care.”  Radio Interview with Susanne Bennett, DC. Radio MD Wellness for Life. http://www.radiomd.com/show/wellness-for-life-radio/item/26905-caregiving-trap-ultimate-guidebook-for-giving-receiving-care

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/23/15. “Caregiving for Aging Parents: Tips to Make a Smooth Transition.” Radio Interview with Susanne Bennett, DC. Radio MD Wellness for Life.  http://www.radiomd.com/show/wellness-for-life-radio/item/29606-caring-for-aging-parents-tips-to-make-a-smooth-transition/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/22/15 “The Corporate Conundrum: The Unexpected Effects of Chronic Disease and Family Caregiving.” My Social Good News. Api Podder. http://www.mysocialgoodnews.com/the-corporate-conundrum-the-unexpected-effects-of-chronic-disease-and-family-caregiving/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/21/15. “Caregiving.” Radio Interview with Jesse Lee Peterson. The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show. Los Angeles, CA. http://www.jesseleepeterson.com/radio/jlp-talk

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/19/15. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision Making: Do I Know You? Kraft Elder Law. Robert Kraft. http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/alzheimers-disease-and-decision-making-do-i-know-you/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/15/15 “Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision Making: Do I Know You?” My Social Good News. Api Podder. http://www.mysocialgoodnews.com/alzheimers-disease-and-decision-making-do-i-know-you/

LaPonsie, Maryalene. 10/15/15. “3 Reasons Self-Care is Essential for Caregivers.” U.S. News & World Report.  http://www.money.usnews.com/money/retirement/articles/2015/10/15/3-reasons-self-care-is-essential-for-caregivers

Wilson, Pamela D. 11/12/15. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision Making: Do I Know You? “  Life Health Advisor. https://www.lifehealth.com/alzheimers-disease-and-decision-making-do-i-know-you/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/12/15. “Parental Relationships, Sibling Rivalry, and Fear of Asking for Help.” Third Age. https://www.thirdage.com/parental-relationships-sibling-rivalry-and-fear-asking-help/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/9/15. “Unintended Consequences and the Rotating Caregivers.” Provider Nation. https://www.providernation.com/2015/10/09/unintended-consequences-and-the-rotating-caregivers/

Wilson, Pamela D. 10/8/15. “Caregiving Tips for Avoiding a Toxic Family Dynamic.” Radio Interview with Melanie Cole MS. Radio MD Health Radio.   http://www.radiomd.com/show/health-radio/item/29436-caregiving-tips-on-avoiding-a-toxic-family-dynamic

Wilson, Pamela D. 9/23/15. “5 Tips to Maintain Balanced Emotions While Caregiving.” Third Age.  http://thirdage.com/article/5-tips-maintain-balanced-emotions-while-cargiving

Wilson, Pamela D. (2009-2011).  The Caring Generation Radio Weekly Program. 630 KHOW Radio. I Heart Media. Denver, CO.

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