Ms. Pamela Cousins is a mom, child advocate, community leader, and champion for change, avid traveler and dog owner. Pamela began her adult career serving in the U.S. Air Force. Her mission to help mitigate national security cyber challenges in support of the National Intelligence Community was recognized as exemplary service. With combined military and private industry responsibilities she has over 25 years of cyber security, project management and leadership experience in building teams and managing secure IT systems. Ms. Cousins currently works for the Federal Government implementing common policies and best practices that are risk-based and able to effectively respond to the pace of ever-changing cyber threats to Federal networks. She has attained various professional Cyber and IT Certifications.
Ms. Cousins’ passion for community service dates back nearly 35 years. Her civic participation includes managing a Meals on Wheels Program, developing a girls mentoring program, to serving as President of her homeowners association. Pamela is currently on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, is the Corresponding Secretary for the Concerned Black Women of Calvert County and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Ms. Cousins is also enthusiastically involved in her child’s National Society of Black Engineers Jr. CASH Chapter, Northern High School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization, and the school’s Professional Division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Chapter.
Ms. Cousins was presented the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for Advocacy by the Calvert County Commission for Women at the 14th Annual Women of the World Awards. She was named the 2015 Citizen of the Year for Calvert County from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter.
Ms. Cousins has lived in Calvert County for the last 9 years with her brilliant and lovable daughter who attends Northern High School.