Pam Swensen, a long-time advocate of women’s golf and the power of golf in fostering relationships, has joined the board of directors of Clinics Can Help.
Swensen supports CCH, an organization dedicated to bringing medical equipment and supplies to those in need, through its annual golf tournament and saw an opportunity to have an even larger impact on the organization.
“My involvement with Clinics Can Help started two years ago with the annual golf fundraising tournament, where I experienced first-hand the difference this group makes in the county,” Swensen said. “Providing mobility and independence to those in need sounds simple. But in reality, there is a greater need than people realize in our community. I’m humbled to join the Clinics Can Help board to further contribute to this group’s success and outreach in redistributing durable medical equipment to those in need.”
Swensen, a professional golf industry executive, speaker, author and expert in women’s golf, has led the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) for 15 years. She has passionately championed enriching women’s lives through the game of golf, leading the premier women’s golf community with a national chapter footprint in more than 100 major cities in the United States, as well as international chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. As the “face” of women’s golf for the EWGA, through speaking opportunities, articles and industry involvement, she has enabled current and aspiring business and professional women to learn, connect and play.
In addition to the board of CCH, Swensen is active on several industry committees to “grow the game” and advocates for issues to make the women’s golf experience more welcoming.
She’s a member of the Golf 20/20 Advisory Board, Golf 20/20 Women’s Task Force, a founding partner in the National Women’s Golf Alliance, as well as the Women’s Golf Journal Advisory Board and Women in the Golf Industry. She’s also a member of the EWomen Network’s Foundation Advisory Council, the Women’s Chamber of the Palm Beaches, the American Society of Association Executives, the Florida Society of Association Executives, the Commonwealth Institute and serves on the International Network of Golf Advisory Board. She is also a member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and Leadership Palm Beach County.
Swensen holds a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and a master’s degree from Boston University.
Clinics Can Help accepts gently used and new durable medical equipment from individuals and companies and makes it available to patients who may not otherwise be able to afford such expensive equipment for their physical recovery. In 2017, the organization provided more than $1.1 million of medical equipment to those in need. It is the only organization of its kind in Florida and one of only three in the U.S. that provides this critical assistance.
For more information about Clinics Can Help, visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call (561) 640-2995.