Pam Knecht is a frequent speaker and a facilitator at state, regional, and national health care conferences as well as at hospital and health system board education sessions and retreats. Pam’s main area of expertise is not-for-profit healthcare governance. Whether you are looking for a healthcare governance speaker, health system governance speaker, or a hospital governance speaker, Pam can help you. She currently serves as a faculty member for The Governance Institute, the American Hospital Association, and iProtean and was also on the faculty of the former Center for Healthcare Governance. Pam is also a skilled speaker and facilitator on the topics of healthcare strategy, health system formation, and hospital integration.



  • Effective Governance of Transformed Care Systems
  • Ensuring a Strong Board−CEO Relationship
  • The Hospital Board’s Role in System Integration
  • Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships & Affiliations
  • Linking Strategy and Governance Structure
  • Board Committee and Meeting Optimization
  • Creating a Healthy Board Culture



  • Board Leadership in Changing Times
    2018 Annual Membership Meeting
    American Hospital Association
    Washington, DC
  • World Class Governance
    Tampa General Hospital Board of Directors Retreat
    Tampa, FL
  • Reaching for the Stars: Excellence in Governance
    Rural Health Care Leadership Conference
    American Hospital Association
    Phoenix, AZ
  • High Performance Boards in an Era of Transformation
    New Jersey Hospital Association
    NJHA CEO Conference
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • Linking Strategy and Governance Structure
    Center for Healthcare Governance Symposium
    American Hospital Association
    Boston, MA

Pam is happy to develop custom speeches or workshops on topics of particular interest. Browse through our site to see Pam’s healthcare biography, the many publications on health care governance that Pam has authored, a fuller list of speaking engagements, and descriptions of our consulting services. Pam can be reached at 312-988-7000 or pknecht@accordlimited.com.



Listen to Pam Knecht's insights on board coaching. The interview by Michael Peregrine was for McDermott Will & Emery's Governing Health Podcast. 


Reaching for the Stars: Excellence in Governance
Developing a Strategic Board

Illinois Health and Hospital Association
2018 Small and Rural Hospital Annual Meeting
June 20, 2018, Springfield, IL

Washington State Hospital Association
WSHA and AWPHD 42nd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference
June 26, 2018, Chelan, WA

Evaluating the Board
Reaching for the Stars: Excellence in Governance

Texas Healthcare Trustees
2018 Healthcare Governance Conference
July 27, 2018, Grapevine, TX