Pam & Bill Roberts

Since 2006, Pam and Bill Roberts have been active in starting and expanding parent support groups throughout our region, now known as Parent Partnership. They have interacted with hundreds of parents, therapists, recovery service providers, nonprofit organizations, and government representatives to educate and transform “parental behaviors” – something they consider to be a prerequisite to improving prospects for a healthy, reconnected family.

In 2012, Pam and Bill developed a series of parent support group manuals to provide a better understanding of the disease of addiction and how it impacts the whole family. All the manuals, including Standing in the Storm, the first in the series, are available for download at no cost on our website.

Bill has been a steadfast advisor to BPOC’s leadership from its inception, and served on the organization’s Board of Directors from 2016 through 2021.

In the summer of 2021, Pam retired from her “day job” as a senior manager in Human Resources at Pfizer, Inc. to join Be a Part of the Conversation as our Parent Partnership Coordinator. Today, there are 21 Parent Partnership meetings every week, with more than 30 leaders who work with Pam to support the hundreds of family members who attend in person and on Zoom.

Pam & Bill are also Instructors for BPOC’s Family Recovery Course, a three-part series of peer-led interactive educational trainings for parents or guardians whose child, at any stage of life, has struggled with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

It is impossible to calculate the impact that these two individuals have had on parents and other family members, helping them to feel understood, connected, and guiding them on their own path to recovery.