Senior Program Officer

Pamela Winkler Tew, MSS, LSW, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), where she works on projects related to advancing child health quality for children, youth, and families with complex health and social needs. These projects include Advancing Child Welfare and Medicaid Alignment; the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Learning Collaborative; and the Improving the Use of Psychotropic Medications in Residential Treatment Facilities Quality Collaborative, a project of the SAMHSA-funded Technical Assistance Network for children’s behavioral health.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Tew served as associate director in the southeast region office of the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services. In this role, she led local and statewide advocacy campaigns on behalf of providers of child welfare, juvenile justice, and children’s behavioral health services in the greater Philadelphia region. Ms. Tew has also served as a legislative assistant for Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs, and as a community behavioral health case manager. During graduate school, Ms. Tew participated in field placements at the Juvenile Law Center and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Ms. Tew holds a master’s degree in social service from Bryn Mawr College. She has a bachelor’s degree in television, radio, and film from Syracuse University.