Pamela Demain Joins Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors

March 14, 2017

Business development professional Pamela Demain joins the Board of Directors of Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization promoting sepsis awareness.

San Diego, California – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization promoting sepsis awareness, announced that Pamela Demain has joined its Board of Directors. Pam, who retired from Merck in 2016, was with the company for 35 years, and served as Executive Director, Business Development and Licensing since 1996.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she holds a M.B.A. in International Business from The American University in Washington, D.C. and is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). Pam was President of the Licensing Executives Society (LES USA & Canada) during 2014-2015 and has been on the Board of Trustees since 2006.  She has been a member of the LES Life Sciences Committee since 2003 and was honored by LES with the Frank Barnes Mentoring Award in 2012. Pam is also on the Boards of BioNJ; The Institute of Life Sciences Entrepreneurship (ILSE); and Prokaryotic, Inc.

“We are thrilled to have Pam join our board,” Dr. Jim O’Brien, Sepsis Alliance Medical Director and Board Chair, said. “Her professional experience in the healthcare industry will provide us with guidance as we move forward with new and existing programs at Sepsis Alliance.”

Sepsis is a medical emergency that occurs when the body’s response to infection begins to injure its own tissues and organs. It is estimated that 258,000 people in the U.S. die every year from sepsis, a preventable condition requiring early diagnosis and rapid treatment.

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, dedicated to saving lives by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. A 501(c)(3) organization, Sepsis Alliance was founded by Dr. Carl Flatley after the sudden, unnecessary death of his daughter Erin to a disease he had never even heard of. Sepsis Alliance produces and distributes educational materials for patients, families and health providers on sepsis prevention, early recognition and treatment. The organization also offers support to patients, sepsis survivors, and family members through its website which receives more than 1 million visits each year. The organization founded Sepsis Awareness Month in 2011, and works with partners to host community outreach events across North America. Since Sepsis Alliance began its mission, sepsis awareness has increased almost threefold, from 19% to 55%. For more information on Sepsis Alliance, a GuideStar Gold-rated charity, please visit