Pamela Cloud Brighton
Co-Founder and President
Pam could best be described as an assistant to Mother Nature, dedicating her life to nurturing and caring for the innocents of the world. To achieve that end, she began by attending Rosemont College in Pennsylvania in 1986 and received a Holistic Health Practitioner certificate a year later. Desiring to deepen her knowledge of natural science, she then attended Camden County College and received an Associates Degree in Animal Science in May 1990. While in college she had the opportunity to study under Dr. Harriet Doolittle, who tutored Pam extensively in the field of animal husbandry. She earned many academic awards, including a permanent position on the President's List at Camden County College, and was elected to the National Honor Society. During her academic years, Pam worked at the Little Feet Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center, caring for land mammals and assisting in wildlife rescues, and fulfilled a 300-hour internship requirement at a local veterinary hospital. After college, she actively applied her education, most notably between 1991 through 1994 as the Manager of the Live Animal Unit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, caring for over 100 birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians used for education. During this time she also held the position as a full-time teacher and naturalist at the Academy. She resigned in March of 1994 to assist her husband in a new business venture, Mobile Pet Wash, Inc., which is a professional animal "grooming on wheels" operation, currently in its thirteenth successful year of business. In June 1995 she took the position of Assistant Manager at Mullica Hill Farms Inc, in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, and was responsible for the 27-stall facility and its inhabitants of horses, dogs, cats, farm animals and wildlife. She trained new staff members and ran the facility in the manager's absence. During this time Pam also completed a 300-hour course to obtain a Homeopathic Practitioner certificate from 5 Elements School of Classical Homeopathy in Parsippany, New Jersey, and attended a two-week course at the International School of Homeopathy in Alonissos, Greece, studying under Homeopathic Master and International author George Vithoulkas. Pam left Mullica Hill Farms in June of 2001 to co-found The Oasis Animal Sanctuary with Phyllis Van De Weghe.
Pam resides in Cecil, Gloucester County, New Jersey, with her husband and their pets. Pam has recently retired as chairwoman of the board, but still continues to visit the sanctuary and be involved.