Pam Schwalb

Pamela Schwalb

Chief Operating Officer


Pam Schwalb, PH.D

Dr. Pam Schwalb joined UWM in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, working to drive operational efficiency and excellence, while overseeing good stewardship of donor contributions. In 2014, she assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer, leading a team of professionals in the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as oversight for the statewide Nebraska 211 Contact Center.

Under Schwalb’s leadership, program work in the areas of housing stability, financial assistance, career navigation, disaster recovery and health services have been added. Nebraska 211 is a key component of several social determinant of health closed loop networks – partnering with hospital systems and health care providers as a central hub providing the most comprehensive database of community organizations’ programs and locations in Nebraska and Iowa. For the most recent calendar year, over 350,000 community service contacts were made via Nebraska 211 channels.

Prior to joining United Way, Schwalb was an associate professor, teaching graduate and undergraduate students at Clarkson College and College of Saint Mary, in multiple areas including finance, economics, organizational behavior and leadership.

Her professional business experience includes a 12-year tenure at First Data Corporation, where she was the Chief Financial Officer for several of the business units, overseeing $1 billion in shareholder revenue. Additional work at KPMG Peat Marwick and MasterCard International involved strategic planning, financial management and reporting.

Schwalb received her PhD in human sciences with a concentration in leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, Greg, and they have two children and three grandchildren.