Dr. Pamela Spencer is Senior Toxicologist and Vice President Regulatory, Product Stewardship & Quality, ANGUS Chemical Company. She strives to create cross-sector understanding and build partnerships to advance the implementation of Green Chemistry and Safer Design to benefit human health and the environment. After spending three decades working for a large chemical company influencing their product stewardship and safety programs, Pam moved to a smaller company (ANGUS) to prove these concepts were transferable and attainable with fewer resources and expertise. Pam understands the vital role multidisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships play in mainstreaming the application of new approach methods to drive innovation for the next generation of sustainable chemicals and products.
“You can chart your course based on where you’ve been (i.e. look backward to create your vision), or you can chart it based on where you want to go (forward looking vision).” Pam’s vision is to create seemingly unlikely but vital partnerships to accelerate the adoption and application of new approach methods in new product development. “In the end, no matter what sector or field of expertise, we have a common goal to innovate towards safer chemicals and products that benefit society and the advancement of new approach methods will be an important tool to get us there.”
As a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Women in Stem National, Pam is committed to the development of young women leaders in technical fields. In addition to mentoring young women in STEM careers, you can often find Pam enjoying a round of golf in Northern Michigan where her husband is relentlessly trying to match her record for a hole-in-one!