Program Manager, Witness to Witness
Migrant Clinicians Network
Pamela Secada-Sayles (she/her/ella) is a Peruvian immigrant and first-generation college student. She received her Master’s in Public Health: Healthcare Policy and Management at University of California, Los Angeles and her Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She is currently a doctoral student in the Doctor of Education, Organizational Change and Leadership program at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation focus is on examining organizational and leadership practices that have impacted employee wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Secada-Sayles is passionate about advancing health equity and eliminating health disparities. Her professional career has focused on a wide range of health issues including substance use interventions, cultural competency curriculum, community health worker training, and health workforce diversity through educational equity. In 2018 she participated as a delegate for The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland where she spoke to all WHO Member States and advocated for including palliative care as a key component of essential health care services worldwide. Secada-Sayles lives in West Hollywood, California with her partner and their rescue Pitbull, Rocco. When she is not at work or school, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.