Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, MS, HNB-BC is the founder of Stress Resources in Concord, Massachusetts, a firm specializing in building resiliency for individuals and organizations through tools of connection, communication and compassion. Pam is a frequent, sought after speaker to local, national and international audiences on strategies of resilience. She is a faculty member at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program and is an appointed member of the Consumer Health Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. Additionally, Pam is honored to be the first nurse selected to serve on the Executive Leadership Board of Stanford University's Medicine X.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and Tufts University School of Medicine's Pain Research Education and Policy Program, Pam's work in resilience is grounded in both the science and the art of health and human connection. She has received additional training at both Harvard University and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Pam is a featured contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti pages, an author with various print and onlinejournals, and has been interviewed extensively on her research on resiliency and social media in healthcare. Her academic research on the intersection of social media and healthcare has earned her the distinction as one of the country's thought leaders in the field. Pam was recently selected as one of 30 collaborators from the US and UK by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Business Innovation Factory to design The Narrative Playbook: The Strategic Use of Story to Improve Care, Healing and Health (2015)
Ms. Ressler's consulting work with businesses, education and healthcare organizations is ongoing and expanding as leaders seek strategies of sustainable resilience in our fast paced society. Cultivating Resilience, Pam's upcoming book, will be published in 2016.
Stanford University Medicine X Conference
Pamela Ressler, moderator
Susannah Fox, panelist
Meredith Gould, panelist
Colleen Young, panelist