Pamela Popp, M.A., J.D., DFASHRM

Executive Vice President/ Chief Risk Officer

Pamela has managed, and internalized, some of the largest healthcare liability claims programs nationally, including Stanford University Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare, Spectrum Healthcare Serves, and SSM Health Care.  She has served as in risk and claims management consulting roles on the brokerage sides as well as in-house with several large malpractice carriers. In her current role as Executive Vice President of Western Litigation, Inc., Pamela manages the WLI Risk Consulting Practice, working with self-insured clients to identify, mitigate and prevent risks, enhance the patient experience and educate providers on the strengths of disclosure and apology programs. 

Throughout her career, Pamela has been very involved in risk management organizations at the local, state and national level.  She served as the President of ASHRM in 2005 as well as a two term President of the American Hospital Associations’ Certification Center (which develops and administers the CPHRM).  She remains a faculty member for ASHRM for the Risk Financing Boot Camp and other topics, and chairs the Content Committee, which has created the Physician Office Playbook.

Pamela served as President of the Board of Directors for the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE), continues to serve as a faculty member, and is involved with various other organizations including the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) and Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).

Pamela is an international speaker and author on various risk and claims topics.  She remains licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.

Pamela received her juris doctorate from St. Louis University and her dual Masters in Health System Management/Legal Studies from Webster University in St. Louis.  She has earned the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CHPHRM) certification, the Associate in Management (AIM) and is a Distinguished Fellow with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM).  In 2007, Pamela was awarded the Distinguished Service Award, only the 13th recipient in ASHRM’s 30 year history.

Phone Number: 303-889-2575