Penn Vet announces the appointment of Jay Goldman and Dr. Pamela R. Henderson to its Board of Overseers.
Overseer boards serve as bridges between Penn’s schools and centers and the community beyond campus boundaries. The President, Provost, and Board of Trustees rely heavily on these boards to help inform the work of the schools and centers.
“I am delighted to welcome two accomplished individuals to Penn Vet’s Board of Overseers,” said Dean Joan Hendricks. “Jay and Pamela each have unique backgrounds that will complement the Board’s already diverse expertise.”
Jay Goldman is Founder, President, and General Partner of J. Goldman & Co., LP, a privately owned hedge fund headquartered in New York City. He graduated with a degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. Upon graduation, Goldman trained at the investment banking and financial services firm Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb & Co. He started his professional career at Drexel Burnham & Lambert, and eventually moved on to Arbitrage Securities, before starting his own hedge fund in 1986.
Goldman plays an active leadership role at Penn. He has been a Nassau County chairperson for the Penn Alumni Interview Program for over 20 years. In addition, he is a member of the Men and Women of Pennsylvania and the Academy of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a former Overseer for Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice. A client of Ryan Hospital, Goldman has a strong interest in Penn Vet’s translational research in cancer and neurology. He lives in Old Westbury, New York, with his family and three dogs.
Dr. Pamela R. Henderson
Dr. Pamela R. Henderson is a board-certified ophthalmologist who owns Henderson Eye Center, LLC, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Henderson received an AB from Princeton University in 1984 and her MD from the University of Michigan in 1989. She completed a subsequent internship, residency, and fellowship in ophthalmology.
Before opening her clinic in 2004, she lectured at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center and was a staff ophthalmologist for Mann Berkeley Eye Center, Thames Eye Group, and Eyesight & Surgery Associates. Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Henderson has volunteered her professional services, performing eye surgery in Haiti. She sits on the Boards of the Springfield Public Forum and Enchanted Circle Theater, and also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dr. Henderson is interested in Penn Vet’s ophthalmology research and Shelter Animal Medicine Program. She resides in Springfield, Massachusetts.