Pamelya Herndon

Commission Member

Pamelya Herndon

Pamelya Herndon

Pamelya Herndon currently serves as the President/CEO of the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, a nonprofit law center focused on providing access to justice for low and medium-income individuals with an emphasis on advocating for the rights of women, children and families with children.

Pamelya is a graduate of the Howard University School of Business and the University of Texas School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the states of New Mexico and Colorado. She is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Pamelya is a 2019-2020 W.K. Kellogg Fellow. Currently, she serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union and as First Vice President of the NAACP, Albuquerque Branch. She is a member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section. In addition, she has been appointed to the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Pamelya was instrumental in the establishment of a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) known as CU SAFE, an entity whose mission is to provide financial resources to survivors of domestic violence at low interest rates with liberal repayment options. In addition, the CUSO provides financial navigators and systemic support in areas of housing, jobs, and access to transportation. Pamelya has been recognized as the Public Lawyer of the Year by the Public Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar, as the Lawyer of the Year by the Albuquerque Bar Association and she has been featured in Essence Magazine, an international publication, as one of the outstanding lawyers providing policy and advocacy legal services to low income individuals. Pamelya occasionally hosts community focused programs on KUNM Public Radio in Albuquerque, NM.