Pam Spanbauer, RNMercy 4 Ubuzima Team Administrator
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“I cannot control what happens but I can control my attitude and reactions.” Professional Background: Spanbauer earned a master’s in adult education from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she also earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She has worked at Mercy for sixteen years in various roles including adult patient care nurse, education coordinator, nurse manager of an acute care unit and presently executive director of patient care services. Spanbauer was appointed as a board member by the Governor of Oklahoma to the Physician Manpower Training Commission to help address the issue of physician shortages in rural parts of the state. She’s a member of the American Nurses Association, Oklahoma Nurses Association, National Honor Society of Nurses and Nursing Education and Service Administration.
Why are you going on this trip to Rwanda?
I am going on the Rwanda trip because this is my opportunity to share my knowledge and help others. This is in line with the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Mercy and Catherine McCauley. I love working with others and helping to provide support to others in time of need is something I feel very passionate about.
What are your favorite outside-of-work activities?
My favorite outside of work activities are gardening, watching Thunder basketball and Greenbay Packer football. I am a huge Packers fan.