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Pamela Richardson


Pamela Richardson was born in Montreal, Quebec, and grew up in British Columbia when her family relocated in the 1950’s. She and her husband David live in Vancouver where their main focus is supporting philanthropic enterprises, focusing on the arts and mental health through their family foundation.

While studying at UBC, Pamela worked part time as assistant fashion coordinator for The Hudson’s Bay Company, before being promoted to Regional Fashion Coordinator for the 12 HBC stores in British Columbia. In 1972 she moved to London, England, and was a set and wardrobe stylist for television commercials and feature films.

In the early 80’s, Pamela began her career as a journalist and on-air personality at CKVU. Her weekly TV program The Saturday Show covered the city’s cultural and artistic highlights. In 2006, following the death of her son Dash, she published A Kidnapped Mind which tells the story of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). It has been translated into several languages and is listed as a five-star best seller. Today she speaks internationally on the subject of parental alienation.

Pamela also sits on the Board of the Vancouver Art Gallery and is a former Board Member of Arts Umbrella and Ballet BC. Her husband David is the Co-founder and Chair of the Stigma-Free Zone, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and eliminating the stigmas that exist around mental health.

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