Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke was born and raised in New York City and became Deaf at the age of 17. She obtained her B.A. degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Social Work and her M.A. degree in Deafness Rehabilitation from New York University. She also completed the Deafness Rehabilitation Administrative post M.A. program from San Diego State University.
Pam’s career in human service has been extensive. She has held a variety of highly visible leadership positions such as Executive Director of a Disability Rights Center, University ADA Compliance Officer, and Program Administrator of Relay North Carolina. She currently works as the Chief of Community Integration Services and Supports for the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. In this role she provides oversight of five key statewide programs – The NC Assistive Technology Program, the Independent Living Rehabilitation Program, Latino Outreach, Access North Carolina, and Service Animal Educational Program.
Pam has been a leader within the Deaf community for over thirty years. She is a current member of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees and serves as the Chair of the Committee on Student Affairs. Other leadership highlights include serving as President of National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA), NAD Fulton III steering committee to develop long term strategic goals, and co-chair of the NAD-RID Task Force on Interpreter Issues. Pam is married to Aristotle U. Ogoke and they are the proud parents of Brianna Chinyere and Robert Luther. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, swimming and traveling