Excellence in Community Outreach – Dr Pam Clay

Dr. Pamela Clay is dedicated to service to the DoD and the northern Virginia community.  In 2016, she because a Master Food Volunteer for the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Using nearly one week of annual leave to take required training, she passed a readiness test and began volunteering.  She has volunteered for 13 events over 18 months that range from assisting with school nutrition programs to providing food demos at the Arlington Food Assistance Center.  With a strong desire to serve in mind, she proposed to the SPWA Board the addition of a new Vice President position for Community Outreach.  The Board unanimously agreed and elected her as the first VP of Community Outreach.  Dr. Clay established a partnership with Suited for Change, an organization that provides head-to-toe professional attire to local women in need who are entering the job market or to those recently employed.  Through Dr. Clay’s advocacy, SPWA members have donated hundreds of pieces of professional attire and crafted professional development seminars to women in need entering the job marked.   Committed to growing tomorrow’s citizens, Dr. Clay volunteers with the Higher Achievement Program (HAP) which is a formal academic after-school and summer program for middle school children.  Since 2016, she has volunteered hundreds of tutoring and mentoring hours.

Dr. Pamela Clay is a Senior Financial Management (FM) Workforce Development Specialist in the Financial Workforce Management Division of the Human Capital and Resource Management Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).  She supports DoD FM human capital planning and workforce development initiatives.  Dr. Clay has over 30 years of civilian service in financial management, human capital, and workforce development and has held various positions in several agencies in the federal government, mostly within DoD.  She is a learner, teacher, and mentor.

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