Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, MS, HNB-BC is the founder of Stress Resources in
Concord, Massachusetts, a firm specialising in building resilience for
individuals and organisations 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 an Adjunct Clinical
Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Public Health and
Community Medicine, has served on the Executive Board for Medicine X at Stanford
University and is an appointed member of the Consumer Health Advisory Board
of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. Pam was honored to have been selected for the prestigious Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship and served as a fellow in 2019-2020. She currently serves on the International Association for the Study of Pain’s (IASP) Presidential Task Force for the Global Alliance of Pain Patient Advocates, and sits on the Board of Directors for ChildKind International.
Pam is a featured contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti pages, an author with various print and online journals, 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 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). In 2021, Pam worked with the Massachusetts Nurses Association to develop a series entitled: Pause with
Pam to help nurses address their stress and build their resilience through short, targeted mindfulness strategies. Currently, Pam hosts the podcast Raising Resilience which can be found on Apple Podcasts.
Pam’s consulting work with businesses, schools, and healthcare organisations is ongoing and expanding as leaders seek strategies of sustainable resilience in our fast-paced society.