Pamela Paul-Shaheen, MPHA, DrPH

Pamela Paul-Shaheen, MPHA, DrPH


Over 40 years in health care, I know firsthand that change is constant. The only way to consistently succeed is to make the most of the opportunities embedded in the challenges that lie before you. I have a passion for helping health care leaders manage the change that pervades today’s chaotic health care environment. Change that will accelerate as the new federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is implemented. I want physicians not only to survive, but to thrive - not only as individuals but as members of complex health care organizations.

Client and Business Focus

Dr. Shaheen is President of the Delta Collaborative.  Members of the Collaborative work with senior health professionals and a wide variety of health care organizations – in both coaching and consulting - to support them in managing change so they can maximize their performance.  As a member of the Collaborative, Dr. Shaheen serves as both an executive coach and health care consultant, bringing both disciplines to her work. Her specific expertise is in the areas of change management, leadership development, policy formulation, strategic planning, and program development and execution.

Background and Experience:

As part of her coaching practice, she has been trained and certified by the Coach Training Institute and The Physician Leadership Institute.  At present she is enrolled in The College of Executive Coaching and is working toward being credentialed by The International Coach Federation.

Before developing the Collaborative, Dr. Shaheen served as Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Health and Human Services Advisor; the Founding Director of the Center for Advancing Community Health; a consultant to the W.K. Kellogg,  Wilder ,  Robert Wood Johnson and the Skillman Foundations; as well as serving in a number of positions with the Michigan  Department of Community Health.

Dr. Shaheen also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health where she teaches a course on career management.

Education and Credentials:

Dr. Shaheen earned her B.S. in Human Ecology and Communication Arts from Michigan State University; an MPH in Public Health Planning and Administration from the University of Michigan, and her Dr.PH as a Pew Scholar at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  She has contributed articles to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the Indiana Law Journal, and  Medicine and Law. Last year she was invited by Insight Publishing to contribute a chapter for their book, Roadmap for Success, published in December of last year.

I am a member of the following organizations: International Coach Federation (ICF), Professional Coaches Association of Michigan (PCAM), Academy Health - focused on health policy and research, The American College of Health Care Executives, The American Public Health Association, The World Future Society, and Inforum - a state organization serving the needs of women executives.

I am happy to speak with you about your consulting and coaching needs.

Contact me:
The Delta Collaborative