As the former Director of Partnerships and Strategy, Ms. Abrams oversaw the Center’s industry engagement, communications and planning. She came to the Center as a parenting expert with more than 25 years of experience in magazines, books, and online. She began her career at Harper’s Magazine, and subsequently served as Editor in Chief of Child Magazine, Editorial Director at eToys.com, and as a senior publishing executive at Scholastic. Prior to joining the Center she was Senior VP at Downtown Bookworks Inc. where she produced books for children as well as adults in the area of parenting, cooking, crafts, education, and business. As an author, Pam’s own books include Now I Eat My ABCs; Gadgetology: Kitchen Fun with Your Kids; This is the House That Mouse Built; and Candy 1-20. Her magazine articles have appeared in More, O The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Entertainment Weekly, and other national publications.
For six years Pam served on the Board of Directors of Consumer’s Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports. She was also on the Board of The Parent Company, a conglomerate of content and commerce Websites for growing families. Over the years she has sat on advisory boards and consulted for many organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund, The March of Dimes, McGraw Hill, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase, and the mother of two sons who have grown up in the digital age.