Pamela B. Gann

Pamela B. Gann

Pamela B. Gann has joined the volunteer board of directors of Cottage Health

Gann served as the fourth president of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) for 14 years from 1999-2013, followed by six years as the trustee professor of legal studies and George R. Roberts Fellow and senior fellow at the college’s Kravis Leadership Institute.

Prior to her time at CMC, Gann was on the faculty of Duke University for 24 years, serving 11 years as dean of the law school.  

Her academic and teaching fields have included federal income taxation, international economic law, philanthropy and the non-profit sector, public international law, international human rights, and American higher education.    

In addition to teaching at Duke and Claremont McKenna College, she has taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, and abroad in the People’s Republic of China, France, Denmark, Vietnam, and Austria.  

Gann currently serves on the board of directors of IES Abroad (a third-party provider of study abroad programs) and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She is vice chair of the board of directors for the nonprofit Direct Relief, and is vice chair of the Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in mathematics, Gann earned her law degree from Duke University Law School and graduated Order of the Coif. She was awarded an LL.D. degree from Claremont McKenna College in 2013.

Members of the Cottage Health Board of Directors serve without compensation to guide the not-for-profit Cottage hospitals in their mission to provide superior health care through a commitment to our communities and to our core values of excellence, integrity and compassion. 

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region. Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers.

Last year, Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 20,000 people, treated 79,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns.