Pam Knecht is an expert in healthcare governance, and speaks nationwide on strategies for health system governance, board effectiveness, board development, and board education. Pam gives speeches at retreats and conferences for non-profit healthcare groups and national, regional and state hospital associations and organizations such as The Governance Institute and the American Hospital Association.


About Pamela R. Knecht

Pamela R. Knecht, President and CEO of ACCORD LIMITED, has provided consulting services to a wide range of industries and organizations over her 36-year career. Her clients include for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in industries such as health care, financial services, distribution, retail, professional services, manufacturing, associations, social services, arts, and education. She has deep expertise in not-for-profit healthcare and closely-held and family owned businesses. During the last 22 years, she has focused on assisting owners, boards and CEOs across the country with strategic planning; governance education; assessment; restructuring and development; strategic planning; organizational diagnosis and change management; team effectiveness; physician collaboration; and merger / affiliation facilitation.

Pam works closely with her clients to custom-design and facilitate processes and events that enable owners, board members and senior-level executives to clarify their mission, vision and goals.  In addition, she helps them to develop their organization and their teams to support implementation of their strategic plans and to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.

Pam is a frequent speaker and facilitator at hospital and health system board retreats as well as at local, regional, and national health care conferences.  Her presentations to hospitals, health systems, family business centers, associations, and other organizations address issues related to strategic planning and governance effectiveness. She is also a faculty member for the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance, iProtean and The Governance Institute.

Pam has authored numerous articles for AHA’s Trustee MagazineGreatBoards, ACHE’s Healthcare Executive and The Governance Institute’s BoardRoom Press. She also authored or co-authored white papers on the topics of engaging the board in strategic planning, ensuring physician alignment and setting strategic direction.

Prior to joining ACCORD LIMITED, Pam was a consultant for an executive education and organization development firm that served the Fortune 200.  Pam and her colleagues helped CEOs and their direct reports to understand the strategic challenges that would be facing their industry and organization over the next five to ten years.  During the previous ten years, Pam consulted within the computer and telecommunications industries where her clients included not-for-profit, for profit, privately-held and publicly traded organizations. 

Ms. Knecht is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development and the American College of Healthcare Executives.