Pam McCarthy, M.Ed., is the President and CEO of Vermont Family Network, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to giving children and families a strong start, lifting family voices for positive change, and advancing inclusive communities. Pam has had a longstanding commitment to the health, education, and well-being of families, especially those experiencing socioeconomic challenges. Her former roles include Vermont Agency of Human Services Field Director in Franklin/Grand Isle, Director of the Family Center of Northwestern Vermont, and family business partner in Cosmic Bakery and Café. As a parent of four and grandparent of five, Pam draws on her lived experience to lead positive change. She is a member of many systems advisories, including the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance, the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights, the Building Bright Futures Think Tank, and the State Interagency Team. She is Vice Chair of the Franklin County Democratic Committee, and is a State Committeewoman for the Vermont Democratic Party, and a member of the inaugural class of Emerge Vermont, 2014.