We specialize in:

  • Board Development and Nonprofit Governance
  • Strategy Planning and Positioning
  • Executive Transitions and Succession Planning

Meet Pamela

Pamela Leland, Ph.D. brings more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit/philanthropic  sector as a consultant, executive director, teacher, scholar, and volunteer.  Her consulting practice focuses on issues of strategy, nonprofit governance, leadership and the management of change.  Her work is grounded in systems theory and an organizational development/life cycle framework, recognizing that the challenges of leadership and management in mission-based organizations today are multi-dimensional and complex.

Pam’s  experience, working in and with a variety of nonprofit organizations at the local, regional and national levels, has resulted in demonstrated skills in organizational leadership, nonprofit governance, strategic planning and analysis, change management , program development and outcomes-based evaluation.  In 2007, Pam established The Leland Leadership Group, LLC, a consulting firm whose mission is to work with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to strengthen their organizations and increase organizational effectiveness and achievement. She recently re-opened her consulting practice after leading the Quaker-affiliated Hickman Friends Senior Community (West Chester, PA) through a 6-year process of campus repositioning and expansion. During her tenure with The Hickman, Pam continued to provide occasional training and consultation on collaborative decision-making, nonprofit governance and strategic change. 

Prior to opening her consulting practice, Pam served on the faculties of the University of Delaware and Seton Hall University, reaching the rank of Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Her role as a public service faculty member provided significant opportunities to serve the nonprofit community in Delaware and northern New Jersey. As a consultant, Pam has served organizations throughout the United States and Canada, with a primary focus on the northeastern region of the U.S.

Pamela completed her PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware. She has an MA in Holistic Spirituality from Chestnut Hill College, an MS in Urban Studies from Georgia State University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.