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Pam Franks, 2017
Cross Cultural Health Service
Award Recipient.

Pam Franks was honored at the
2013 Tribute to Women


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Pamela Franks

Pam began her international career when she and her husband moved to Guatemala, Central America. During their five year stay, she helped lead the medical outreach of a large Christian organization and planned medical clinics into remote parts of the country.

Here in Omaha, Pam developed and led a program called Friendship Partners. For 14 years, this program helped American families and individuals befriend newly arriving international students as they transitioned into their new surroundings. As a result, Pam gained friendships with students from at least 25 different countries. During these years she also led many mission teams to different parts of the world.

Pam also worked as an RN, BSN here in Omaha, NE for 20 years. Part of her nursing career involved educating healthcare professionals on cultural competence and on the many people groups living in Nebraska. She spoke regularly in Omaha and in surrounding cities teaching physicians, nurses and clinic staff.

Pam’s involvement with refugees spans over many years. She has assisted refugees from Somalia, Sudan, Burundi, Bhutan and Burma on multiple levels. She is highly respected in the international community. Realizing refugees were her passion, she started a Christian non-profit organization in 2009 called Embrace the Nations.

In addition to everyday hands-on work within the refugee communities, Pam’s heart is to see the public become better educated about these most recent arrivals to the community. In 2011 Pam conducted refugee awareness training for 800 Omaha police officers. She continues to speak to healthcare professionals and has spoken at healthcare conferences. Pam also spends time instructing nursing students and medical students. She speaks in churches and businesses as well. Pam works alongside other service organizations to help equip refugees to reach their full potential. She has a unique pulse on the international community and has a wealth of helpful information and experience to share from.