Pamela C. Tames, JD brings 20 years of experience developing and leading programs in the nonprofit, health, legal and human services sectors, serving vulnerable individuals and families. Pam has engaged in individual and policy advocacy, presented at professional conferences, and published several journal articles as well as a book chapter. Her compassionate promotion of and caring for the health and wellbeing of others – particularly people with disabilities – has defined her career. Pam aims to raise awareness of the services and care that PLAN provides, and to expand its reach among persons with disabilities.
Pam earned her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was Senior Staff Editor of the Annual Review of American Law and recipient of two public interest grants. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree, with Outstanding Academic Achievement, in Political Science, from Binghamton University. In 2011, Pam was named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women in Law.
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (PLAN of MA and RI) is a non-profit organization proudly serving people with disabilities—whether those disabilities are lifelong or related to illness, injury, or aging.
We help our beneficiaries enrich the quality of their lives by—
- preserving their financial assets
- protecting their ability to receive public benefits (such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income), and
- providing personalized guidance on their financial expenditures
And we help their families gain peace of mind. We do this by—
- operating two kinds of Special Needs Pooled Trusts—to support beneficiaries’ long-term needs
- helping beneficiaries use their funds most effectively, and
- serving as a knowledgeable trustee to oversee disbursement of the trust’s resources