MissionWise® Expands Entrepreneurial Leadership: Hires Pamela Block as Vice President

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Seattle-based MissionWise®, the entrepreneurial nonprofit consulting firm that helps health organizations become stronger and more sustainable in their efforts to reduce health inequities, announced that it has hired Pamela Block as its new Vice President.

Pamela Block has joined Seattle-based MissionWise as its new Vice President.

As MissionWise continues its aggressive growth strategy, Pamela will provide the discipline, business acumen, and leadership needed to better serve our current markets, identify opportunities to reach new ones, and continue to support our mission.

MissionWise®, the consulting division of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) that helps health and human service nonprofits become stronger and more sustainable in their efforts to eliminate health inequities, announced that it has hired Pamela Block as its new Vice President. In this position, Block assumes a leadership role, reporting directly to Larry Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer of C.H.E.F. Block will have responsibility for overseeing planning and implementation of all activities for the division, and will initially lead a team of ten professionals.

With much of her professional career spent in the training and organizational development field, Block is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur whose experience includes market and business development, sales leadership, strategic planning, and partnership development.

Block joins MissionWise from MediaPro, one of the leading organizations in custom training development. During her time there, she helped Fortune 1000 organizations build training programs that develop human capital to achieve organizational objectives. Her clients included The Walt Disney Company, John Hancock, US House of Representatives, Office Depot, in addition to many others. Prior to this, Block was employed by Learn.com as a Regional Account Manager, responsible for building and leading a new territory for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Earlier in her career, Block held leadership positions at Books24x7, AchieveGlobal, and Encyclopaedia Britannica Education Corporation.

"We are fortunate to have a new leader for MissionWise with the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial experience that Pamela brings to us,” said Larry Clark. “As MissionWise continues its aggressive growth strategy, Pamela will provide the discipline, business acumen, and leadership needed to better serve our current markets, identify opportunities to reach new ones, and continue to support our mission."

Block has been actively involved as a volunteer with nonprofits, most notably for her ongoing fundraising and advocacy efforts on behalf of Chinese orphans living with special needs, and for annual fundraising events to benefit Gilda’s Club. Block attended the University of Tennessee as a business major.

About MissionWise®:
MissionWise offers consulting, training, and mentoring expertise in building capacity so health and human service nonprofits and organizations can become stronger, more sustainable, and better achieve their missions. Its diverse clients include foundations, grantees, and other health and human service organizations such as The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), Treatment Research Institute (TRI), Houston Community Health Centers, Inc., Collaborative to Advance Funding in Palliative Care (CAFPAC), In SHAPE Program of Monadnock Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and Presidio YMCA, among others. For information about MissionWise, please visit http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

About Comprehensive Health Education Foundation:
Founded in 1974, Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) is a nationally known nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and quality of life through education. With a long history of innovation in bringing better health to individuals and communities, C.H.E.F.’s efforts today focus on reducing health inequities through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, grant-making, and partnerships, as well as consulting. Whether assisting organizations in becoming more effective advocates for change as part of its Health Equity Partners™ division, or providing consulting to help organizations become more sustainable through its MissionWise® division, C.H.E.F. brings together foundations, government, nonprofits, and coalitions to create a social movement to eliminate health inequities. For information about C.H.E.F. and MissionWise, please visit http://www.chef.org and http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

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