Pamela "Mela" Bush

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
Class Year: 
2007
Position: 
Lead Organizer
Organization: 
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
Location: 
Massachusetts

Pamela Bush is the Lead Community Organizer for the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition. Primarily she works to promote Transportation Justice in environmental justice communities. In 7 years she has succeeded in increasing access to public transit by coordinating the community process to build 4 new train stations on a line previously scheduled to be shut down. She mobilizes residents and riders to stand up for fair and equitable transportation. She also served as the Program Coordinator for On the Move: Greater Boston's Transportation Justice Coalition. Currently she serves on the Rail Users Network Board of Directors advocating for equitable rail service in North America. Additionally, Pamela helps coordinate the activities of the Fairmount/Indigo Coalition. Previously, she served on the Board of the Jamaica Plain Asthma Environmental Initiative and the steering committee for the Boston Urban Asthma Coalition. In 1999 Pamela founded and directed I.M.P.A.C.T, a parents' asthma support and advocacy group focused on conducting community asthma education forums and training parents in peer to peer mentoring. In addition she is conducting outreach and education with Co-OP Power a community owned energy cooperative in New England.