Monday, January 08, 2007

Boca Raton News - The Leader in Local News Online

Boca Raton News - The Leader in Local News Online: "t wasn’t exactly a circuitous route that brought Pam O’Brien to AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse – in South County.

The Miami native came to AVDA from the YWCA of Palm Beach County. She had also worked for the Y in North Carolina, but moved to South Florida to be near her family – her brother in Boca Raton and mother in Key Biscayne.

“I ran nonprofits for many years,” said O’Brien, who also has a law degree from Wake Forest and practiced law in North Carolina until she gave birth to twins. It became “too challenging” to be a counselor and a mom, she said.

Four and a half years ago, O’Brien became executive director of AVDA – the organization that provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence."

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