Pamela Taylor

Harriet Sheets Community Advocate Honoree, Board Member

Pamela Taylor (she/her/hers) matriculated at Northeastern University and while there was very active with The Black Student Union and true to the student unrest and volatile climate on college campuses across the country (it was the 60’s after all), she was politically active, protesting everything especially the Vietnam War, staging demonstrations and organizing sit-ins in the quadrangle and her favorite in the University President’s office where he was presented with a long list of student demands. In short time victory came in the form of consent to fund and provide necessary resources to establish the first Afro-American Institute on campus. Pamela graduated cum laude from Northeastern University College of Liberal Arts with a double major in sociology and political science. Pamela did short stints as a GED instructor and 8th grade guidance counselor in the Boston Public School system before finding her calling as a human resource generalist and specialist for 20+ years at Digital Equipment Company and in the healthcare industry New England Deaconess Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She retired in 2011 from Partners Healthcare System Inc. /MGH having received over the years numerous awards for excellence in customer service, teamwork and her diversity work and initiatives. Pamela has served on the boards and advisory councils and committees of, Dorchester YMCA, a local children’s choir, as president of her neighborhood association, with her beloved sorority and at Hibernian Hall, the arts and culture division  of Madison Park Development Corporation, Pamela has always had a passion for dance, ballet and attends the performances of the Boston Ballet, the Joffrey and the Dance Theatre of Harlem when they are on tour in Boston.