Vice President, Programs


Pamela Marcucci is Vice President of Programs at the Jacobs Institute. In this role, she works with Jacobs Institute (JI) senior leadership to identify and implement strategic priorities and create and foster critical partnerships.



She leads all JI education programming including both physician- and industry-facing training and clinical immersion programs with particular focus on customer retention and the development of new business opportunities as well as educational leadership programs for middle school, high school, and college students aimed at sparking their interest in STEM careers. 

In her previous role as director of global policy studies and initiatives at Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA), Pam worked on research and technical assistance projects, managed HESA Associates in 25 countries, and co-authored two editions of HESA’s Year in Review Global Changes in Tuition Fee Policies and Student Assistance. As a private consultant, she worked with the World Bank, AFC Consulting International, the London School of Economics, and Chemonics International, on higher education finance projects funded by the German Development Bank (KfW), the European Union, and the United States Agency for International Development.

In earlier positions at the University at Buffalo and at the Italian Association for Women in Development, Pam designed projects and wrote funding proposals to national and international foundations, government agencies and United Nations’ agencies, and worked with women’s nonprofit organizations around the world. She also authored several books, book chapters, and  journal articles.

Pam is part of the American Heart Association’s CycleNation Executive Leadership Team and is a member of the Heritage Christian Services WNY Prospect Task Force.

Pam has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Pam lived and worked in New York City; Cairo, Egypt, and Rome, Italy, before returning to her native Buffalo in the early 2000s.

Pam has two grown sons and enjoys cycling, reading, and exploring the city of Buffalo in her spare time.