Dr. Pam Manning, PhD, DiverseMedicine Board of Directors member, is retired Superintendent of Cahokia School District in Illinois. She is an educator that has served as a Speech Pathologist, Teacher, Principal, and Adjunct Professor across the United States. She has been instrumental in producing responsible young men and women as productive citizens into our society for over thirty years. Dr. Manning received her Bachelors degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Masters Degree from Hampton University and Ph.D. from Saint Louis University. Her awards include the Superior Performance Award from the U. S. Army as Program Director for Child Care Centers, Golden Apple Award for Teaching, Sandra L. Bailey Award for Teaching Autistic Children, Wise Owl Award for Educational Leadership, and State of Illinois Honor Roll Recognition for Increasing Test Scores. Her uncanny ability to understand the needs of our students, and provide solutions from the perspective of a nationally acclaimed educator, brings a very distinct touch to the DiverseMedicine leadership.