Pam Gould, president and CEO of West Orange nonprofit Shepherd's Hope, has resigned. Her last day will be Jan. 31, 2023, the organization announced Friday, Jan. 20.
"Pam Gould has decided to chart another path of service, which cannot be pursued while at Shepherd’s Hope," Shepherd’s Hope Board Chair John Miller said in a prepared statement. "Pam’s leadership has been instrumental to guiding Shepherd’s Hope through the challenges the pandemic presented the last several years. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I thank Pam for her many contributions and wish her the very best in her next chapter of community service."
The Shepherd's Hope board will begin a search for a permanent president immediately. Founder Dr. Bill Barnes will serve as interim CEO.
Shepherd’s Hope provides free health care access for the uninsured through urgent and specialty care and connecting where appropriate to ongoing care. It provides services in West Orange from its Winter Garden headquarters, 455 Ninth St., Winter Garden.