5 Questions for the Executive Director

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Amourence Lee is PAMP’s first-ever executive director. Her job involves ensuring that PAMP programs are well managed and meet the needs of members. She also works to create and maintain infrastructure to support current and future leaders and volunteers.

“We keep coming back to the principles of connection and community,” Amourence says. “We’re taking a hard look at programming and making changes to help members make meaningful connections with one another — not only online, but also in person.”

Amourence has a 2.5-year-old son, Simon, and a baby girl on the way. She lives in San Mateo.

1. What is the last non-kid movie you saw? Mission: Impossible number whatever (Ghost Protocol) with my husband; it was his pick. I felt seasick the entire time. It was so overstimulating! Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant.

2. Are you a Bay Area native or transplant? I’m a transplant. I grew up in Boston and lived in New York for seven years. Now I’m some kind of East Coast/West Coast hybrid!

3. What’s at the top of your to-do list? Getting my head around this baby who’s coming! I need to find a mommy helper, lock in my son’s day care schedule, get my husband on a ladder to get baby clothes out of the attic, etc.

4. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? I really liked Big Bird when I was little, but I think Simon became interested in potty training because of Elmo. Now I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Elmo, so he’s been bumped up to first.

5. How did you get involved with PAMP? After being home with Simon for 2 years as a stay-at-home mom, I was so starved for adult interaction and something to plug into that was beyond the walls of my house and diaper changes, naps and music classes. I was desperate to apply myself. I’ve spent my career working with nonprofits, and PAMP provided the perfect opportunity to wed my mommy life and professional experience. It’s been an amazing ride so far, and I’m so excited for what’s to come!

 

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Photo courtesy of Amourence Lee

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