Pam Saulsby – an experienced journalist, word architect, communications strategist, digital storyteller, dynamic speaker, engaging interviewer, and music artist – is a multimedia relations specialist for the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, DC. A true master communicator she advocates for veterans and their families as a producer of media content to raise awareness of issues confronting our military community after deployments.

She has been recognized nationally and locally for excellence in Journalism, having received three regional Emmy Awards, and one National Emmy award. She has twice been honored with the Presidential Award for Volunteerism. Pam was named one of the top Women in Business in The Triangle Area. She was recognized by the state of North Carolina and honored with a Woman of the Year Award in Business. Pam has recorded two albums. Her most recent “Holding It Down” is a collection of tunes that salute the troops. She is donating a portion of the sales of the music album to Fort Bragg Fisher House. It is a home away from home for families whose loved ones are being treated at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. Among her proudest achievements is the publication of her children’s book on PTSD. Pam wrote “Ashley’s High Five for Daddy” to explain PTSD to younger children. An Army brat herself, she hopes the project can help military families who may be struggling with mental health issues. She has served as a fundraiser, strategic media advisor and board member for numerous nonprofit organizations over the last two decades.

She is a former board member of The Komen-Triangle Race for the Cure. For 3 years Pam worked with community and civic leaders to create the Oak Ranch Project, which is a home community for at-risk boys and girls. She served as an advisor to Family Health Ministries dedicated to maternal and child health in Haiti. Using her instinct, grit, and heart as her GPS, Saulsby’s new career path is fast-paced and in constant motion. She is considered a thought leader, passionately involved in putting facts in context and exploring the implications of current trends and policies that guide all of our choices and actions. To Saulsby, the old saying is still true: knowledge is power. She lives in Washington, DC.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Pam’s background and appreciation for military service
  • Pam’s experience in volunteering in support of veteran mental health
  • Pam’s early recollections of the Vietnam War and military homecoming in her community
  • The development of Ashley’s High Five for Daddy
  • Depicting homecoming through the eyes of a child
  • The necessity of planning on how to manage reintegration
  • The impact of the book on readers

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Ashley’s High Five for Daddy on Amazon

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again…But Johnny Isn’t Johnny Anymore

Pam’s Web site

Pam Saulsby on Twitter

Pam Saulsby on LinkedIn

Pam Saulsby on Instagram

Tactical 16 Publishing

June book donation recipient: Inner Resource Psychotherapy

The Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa





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Duane France

Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.