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 a statewide telecommunications access program. She currently works as the chief of community services for the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. In this role she has oversight of four key statewide programs—the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, the Independent Living Rehabilitation Program, Latino Outreach, and Access North Carolina.
Pam has been a leader within the deaf community for over twenty-seven years. She is a member of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. Other leadership highlights include serving as president of National Black Deaf Advocates, National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Fulton III steering committee, and co-chair of the NAD and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf joint task force on interpreter issues.
Pam is married to Aristotle U. Ogoke, ’80, and they are the proud parents of Brianna Chinyere and Robert Luther. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, swimming and traveling.