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                         Most recent Award: 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Advocacy Award, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT):                   Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH
This award is given to the individual who exemplifies compassion, wisdom, and tirelessness. They serve those who most need an ally during the most painful of times. This award honors and encourages the qualities of an advocate by recognizing outstanding life achievement on behalf of victims of interpersonal violence.

Inducted into Zonta International, 2013; Board Member, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, and the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV); Founder, Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. 

I was truly honored to receive this award. And, I wrote back to the IVAT Committee:  "My reality is that awards and praise have never been my motivators. Good work (from my perspective and respected others) and results, and the friends and colleagues I have made along the way, have been.  And, yet, I have been in my chosen field for decades, and, for those years, and years before that given the family I grew up in, I have been involved with advocacy in one form or another, in one area or another.  [Continued next column]      

I was truly honored to receive this award. And, I wrote back to the IVAT Committee:

"My reality is that awards and praise have never been my motivators. Good work (from my perspective and respected others) and results, and the friends and colleagues I have made along the way, have been.

And, yet, I have been in my chosen field for decades, and, for those years, and years before that given the family I grew up in, I have been involved with advocacy in one form or another, in one area or another.

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The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) works on the elimination of all interpersonal violence across the age-span with thousands of colleagues across the U.S. and the world. Pamela is a member of their Board. 

And now, to be recognized by my peers, and such illustrious ones at that, means something very real and important to me. I have worked hard, struggled with lots, been successful at much. This recognition is important to me. And means a lot on many levels.  So, from the bottom of my heart and from the core of my being: Thank you. It is important work that we all do. You have made this person's work even more meaningful."   

And now, to be recognized by my peers, and such illustrious ones at that, means something very real and important to me. I have worked hard, struggled with lots, been successful at much. This recognition is important to me. And means a lot on many levels.

So, from the bottom of my heart and from the core of my being: Thank you. It is important work that we all do. You have made this person's work even more meaningful."

 

 

Pamela is the Founder and CEO of Stop the Silence®: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc., which she began developing in 2000 incorporated the organization as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2004. The work continues. 

Zonta-Prince George's, MD

I was invited and then inducted into Zonta of Prince George's County, Maryland in 2014. Zonta Club of Prince George’s Area is a 501(c)(4) non-profit service organization and is committed to advancing the economic, educational, legal, political, and professional status of women in Prince George’s County through local service projects and scholarships. Here are some of my colleagues.  

I was invited and then inducted into Zonta of Prince George's County, Maryland in 2014. Zonta Club of Prince George’s Area is a 501(c)(4) non-profit service organization and is committed to advancing the economic, educational, legal, political, and professional status of women in Prince George’s County through local service projects and scholarships. Here are some of my colleagues.  

And here am I at a Zonta Christmas program for women' and children' residents of a DV shelter.

And here am I at a Zonta Christmas program for women' and children' residents of a DV shelter.

                                                           Zonta Club of Prince George’s Area is a 501(c)(4) non-profit service organization. It is committed to advancing the economic, educational, legal, political, and professional status of women in Prince George’s County.