Pamela Harris-Haman DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC
Born and raised in a small town outside of Johnstown, Pa. Following high school Pam attended Penn State for her nursing degree and Georgetown University for her nurse practitioner training. She then continued her education by obtaining her master’s degree in nursing and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Stoney Brook University in New York. Her passion for babies has been life-long and has led to her extensive career working in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, Teaching in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Tract. Recently Pam was invited to serve as a content expert for the American Academy of Pediatrics Global Neonatal Advisory Committee.
Pam’s interest in missions work was first placed on her heart years ago through one of her daughters’ teachers. She has spent many years developing the tools God desired for her to have to pursue this calling. In 2011 Pam met Kathi through a process only God could arrange, and Pam joined the medical mission team to Sanjweru in October 2011.
Pam has continued her journey to educating nurses and mothers by aligning with Project Hope to help with the development of a bachelor’s and master’s degree in neonatal nursing at the University of Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Health Science in Sierra Leone.
Pam is currently a member of Coastal Community Church in Galveston, Texas. Pam also enjoys swimming, sewing, canoeing, reading, and spending time with her family. God has impressed upon her heart to care for babies and children, to teach mothers to care for their children and to train health care providers to increase survival and improve outcomes for these tiny blessings God has given us. Romans 12: 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let use them… Mark 10:27 … for all things are possible with God.