Pamela McVeagh

Pamela McVeagh-Lally


Pamela McVeagh-Lally, SEL Consulting Collaborative, Founding Partner is an education, nonprofit, and philanthropic consultant, dedicated to helping all children thrive through building the field of social and emotional learning (SEL) and advancing the effectiveness and impact of SEL-focused organizations. Her clients include school districts, state departments of education, grantmaking foundations, multinational education nonprofits and start up social enterprises. Examples of Pamela’s consulting work include: serving as director of programming for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) inaugural SEL Exchange; collaborating with California education leaders to write SEL Guiding Principles and Transformative SEL Competencies for the state; developing a systemic SEL implementation plan for Aspire Schools’ network of 40 sites; co-creating tools and language for the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development How Learning Happens communications efforts. Pamela began her career in philanthropy at NoVo Foundation in New York City, where she served as the founding manager of the Social and Emotional Learning Initiative, and continued her work in philanthropy as Tauck Family Foundation’s Fellow focused on Bridgeport, CT, before serving as Associate Director of Dovetail Learning in Sonoma County, CA. Pamela is proud to serve as a board member for FuelEd, on the Advisory Committees for Tauck Family Foundation, U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good in Education, and SEL for U.S., and on the Steering Committee for Karanga: The Global Alliance for SEL and Life Skills. Pamela is also co-founder of SEL for Ohio. She is originally from the U.K., lives in Ohio, and consults nationally.