Our Team

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Pamela A. Joyal MHFA Youth and Adult Instructor, SWiSS Founder, Lead Tribe Member, Speaker, Transformative Recovery Success Coach for Women, 

Pamela brings over 25 years of senior-level public health marketing and communications experience to the team. In December 2019, Pam completed her Master’s Degree in Health Communication from Boston University and built upon that accomplishment by launching her own communications consulting firm, Satori Communications Group (SCG), where she holds the role of chief executive officer. For the past five years, as a certified instructor for Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Pamela facilitated and taught, as a consultant, for universities such as Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine and the Tuck School of Business, career training schools, community mental health centers, wellness organizations, and community colleges. In addition, this past year, Pamela launched SWiSS (Successful Women in Sobriety Soar) as a transformational success coach and leader who advocates for women in recovery to redesign their mindset and align with their true purpose to thrive in recovery. She is a speaker and results-driven recovery coach and cultivates enthusiasm and positive energy in everything she does. She and her husband, Marc, have three children and two grandchildren, whom they enjoy thoroughly. She loves being on the lake or walking/ hiking mountains, music, time with friends and family, or playing with her beautiful yellow lab Fielder.  

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Abi Fannion MHFA Instructor

Abi comes to Satori Communications Group with a wealth of knowledge in the disease of mental illness. For over 10 years, she has worked as the administrative manager at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center as part of the Community Support Program. Working with adults with persistent mental illness sparked her passion for learning more about mental health and its impact on communities. Abi has been an MHFA trainer for 6 years and is passionate about helping others expand their knowledge about those suffering from mental health symptoms and reducing stigma. She is an amazing co-instructor and teacher about mental health stigma and the importance of getting people help early because recovery is possible. Abi loves spending quality time with her husband, baby girl, and two snuggly kitties and lounging on the beach.   

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Kimberly A. Woodford MHFA Instructor

Kim is an experienced senior-level school district administrator with a 30-year background in the focused improvement of educational outcomes for all students. Kim has worked in the roles of advocate, case manager, counselor, teacher, and administrator. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Trinity College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Endicott College. She assisted school districts in focusing on improvement in teaching and learning. Kim has had the great fortune of working closely with superintendents, principals, teachers, support staff, parents, and community stakeholders. She has experience with state-level curriculum and instruction writing for the Common Core State Standards, developing action plans to support goal setting, developing an array of programs for all students, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of special education departments. Kim is proud to say that her work has taken place in an atmosphere of collegiality, collaboration, and transparency.