Bio: Pamela Jessen

Pamela Jessen, Zebra Pit Contributing Writer

Hi! I’m Pamela Jessen and I live in Langford, BC, just outside of Victoria. I am happily married to my amazing husband Ray and we are the proud parents of 2 grown kids and 3 wonderful grandsons. We are also owned by one cat named Dorie. 

Pamela and Ray

I am a blogger who writes about Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness at  I also write for The Mighty, The UnChargeables and various independent publications. 

In addition to blogging, I am an active volunteer with the Patient Voices Network in BC.  Outside of PVN, I have also done volunteer work for Island Health as a Patient Partner, was a Patient Advisor on the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, and was a summer volunteer with the Downtown Victoria Business Association’s Busker Festival.

Currently, I sit on 4 different committees:

  • The Clinical Resource Committee for the BC Emergency Physician’s Network,
  • The Laboratory Quality Council for Vancouver Island, B
  • The Oversight & Advisory Council for Patient Voices Network
  • The Surgical Care Quality Measurement Group.

Additionally, I am a member of the BC Patient-Centred Measurement Blended Survey Consultation Group. I am passionate about Quality Improvement and seek out continual educational opportunities to learn and grow.

When I’m not busy volunteering, I love to hit the road with my hubby Ray on our motorcycle. Other interests in my spare time include reading, crafting, jewelry making and more writing…especially poetry and short stories. I also enjoy pampering my kitty Dorie. 

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