Curriculum Vitae for
Pamela Powers Hannley, MPH
Representative, Arizona House, LD9


1996: Masters in Public Health, The University of Arizona, health education and health promotion concentration.

1982: Graphic Design classes, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona.

1973: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (cum laude), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

1969-1970: Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.

1969: Graduation with honors, Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst, Ohio.


2017 – present: Arizona House of Representatives, first elected 11/8/2016.

2016-present: Social Media/Technology Editor, The American Journal of Medicine (Alma Publishing),Tucson, Arizona, 1/2016 to present

2005-2006: Adjunct instructor of health education, Introduction to Health Services class, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona, fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters.

2004-2015: Managing Editor, The American Journal of Medicine (Alma Publishing), Tucson, Arizona, 11/2004 to 12/2015

2004: Associate Specialist, Research, Health Promotion Sciences Division, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 7/2004-11/2004.

2004: Adjunct instructor of health education, Personal Health and Wellness class, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, spring 2004.

1998-2004: Program Director, Appointed Personnel, Network for Information and Counseling, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2/1998-6/2004.

  • Principal investigator for the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, several health-related Websites, and Data Management and Evaluation Team.

1999-2000: Principal investigator and project manager for the “Tobacco Free Ways Website Development Project”, 1999-2000.

1998-99: Principal Investigator and Project Manager for the “Pima County Cessation Services Directory” project, 1998-99.

1996-1998: Research Specialist Senior/Multimedia Coordinator and Grant Writer, Behavioral Sciences Section, Arizona Cancer Center, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.

1990-1996: Publications Manager/Editor, Arizona Cancer Center, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.

1986-1993: Communication/Marketing Consultant, Powers/Queen Associates, Tucson, Arizona.

  • Representative Clients: Arizona Cancer Center, University Medical Center, Great American Bank in Arizona and California, The Tucson Mall, Jones Intercable, Advertising & Marketing Magazine, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. 

1986-1993: Freelance writer and photographer for Advertising & Marketing Magazine, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, and Dateline Downtown, Tucson, Arizona

1987: Public Relations and Marketing Consultant for Pie Allen Neighborhood Association

1985-1986: Public Relations Coordinator, Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative, Phoenix, Arizona

1982-1986: Information Specialist, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., Benson, Arizona

1978-1981: Photographer and Public Relations Assistant, Richardson/Smith, Inc., Worthington, Ohio

1976-1978: Production Manager, Dean Graphics, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

1973: Reporter and editor for the Ohio State Lantern, circulation 45,000.  Traveled with the candidates and covered the 1972 McGovern-Shriver Presidential Campaign

And many other miscellaneous jobs including waitress, landscaper, laundry worker, office clerk, and telephone information operator.


2004: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Planned Parenthood, consultant on media and outreach to women

2003-2004: Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium, Rollin School of Public Health, Emory University, consultant on tobacco quitlines and media

2002-2004: Ohio Department of Health Services, consultant on quitlines and media

2002-2004: National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service, consultant on quitlines and media

2002: Health Canada, consultant on quitline promotion and advertising

2002-2004: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consultant on cessation, quitlines, and media

1986-1993: Powers/Queen Associates, self-employed communication consultant.


Co-Director of Arizonans for a New Economy: Public banking activism since 2011.

Board Member, Public Banking Institute (PBI): May 2015 – present.

Co-Chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party: January 2014 – present.

Media Coordinator for the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Tucson Chapter: May 2012 – June 2015.

Political Blogger: and currently. In the past,, the, and the Huffington Post. (2006 – present)

Public Speaker:  On variety of topics including progressive politics, public banking, income inequality, women’s rights, media and social media, public health, War on Drugs and marijuana, and more. (2010 – present)

Academic Publications

  1. Powers Hannley P. The ‘Springer Gene’: Combatting Familial Obesity with Technology and Exercise. American Journal of Medicine. American Journal of Medicine, Article in press.
  2. Alpert JS, Powers Hannley P, Baird I. A Decade of Work and Progress. American Journal of Medicine. 2014;128(1); 1-2.
  1. Powers Hannley P. Move More Eat Less: It’s Time for American to Get Serious About Exercise. American Journal of Medicine. 2014;127(8); 681-684.
  1. Powers Hannley P. AJM Ventures into ‘Obamacare’: Shopping the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. American Journal of Medicine. 2014;127(3); 169-171.
  1. Alpert JS, Powers Hannley P. Moving Countries Toward Healthier Lifestyles. American Journal of Medicine. 2013;126(1); 1-2. 
  2. Powers Hannley P. Back to the Future: Rethinking the Way We Eat. American Journal of Medicine. 2012;125(10); 947-48.
  1. Powers PJ. Technology Is Great… Except When It Doesn’t Work. American Journal of Medicine. 2011;124(11):991-992.
  1. Powers PJ. Engaged mentors offer inspiration and open doors. American Journal of Medicine. 2006;119(1):3.
  1. Alpert JS, Powers PJ. Obesity: A complex public health challenge. American Journal of Medicine. 2005;118(9):935. 
  2. Powers PJ. Practice tips: How to intervene with overweight and obese patients. American Journal of Medicine. 2005;118(9):936-938.
  1. Garland L, Eisenberg M, Powers PJ. (2003).  Cancer of the Lung. In Manetta (Ed.), Cancer Prevention and Early Diagnosis in Women (pp. 12-47) Mosby, Elsevier Health Science Company, Louis, MO.
  1. Powers, PJ. Promoting Quit Lines (chapter); Anderson C, Cummings M, Krueger K, Powers PJ, Warner D, Zhu S-H (in press).  “Quitline Resource Guide.”  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,
  1. Buller DB, Taylor AM, Buller MK, Bowen SL, Powers PJ, Maloy JA, Beach BH. Evaluation of the Sunny Days, Health Ways Sun Safety Curriculum for Children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Journal of School Health, 2000.
  1. Buller D, Hall J, Powers P, Ellsworth R, Beach B, Maloy J, Buller M. Evaluation of the Sunny Days, Healthy Ways Sun Safety CD-Rom Program for Children in Grades 4 and 5. Cancer Prevention and Control, 1999; 3(3). 

Blogging/Website Management

2015 – present, Pamela Powers Hannley for House,

2014 – present, Arizonans for a New Economy,

2011- present, Blog for Arizona,

2011- 2015, Progressive Democrats of America Tucson Chapter (PDA),

2011-2013, Huffington Post, political blogger and reporter at the 2012 Democratic National Convention,

2008- present, The American Journal of Medicine Blog (

2008- present, Tucson Progressive,

2006-2013, Muse Views/Wind Dancer Design,

Honors and Awards

2012: One of eight citizen journalists nationwide to be chosen to cover the Democratic National Convention (DNC) or the Republican National Committee (RNC) for the Huffington Post

2002:  American Cancer Society’s Directory of Behavioral, Psychosocial, and Policy Researchers in Cancer.

2001: Scholarship to the Canyon Ranch Life Enhancement Center, August 2001

2001: Vision Award for Excellence in Leadership, presented by the University of Arizona Commission on the Status of Women, February 2001

2000: Best Scientific Poster at the Society for Behavioral Medicine 21st Annual Meeting, April 2000.  Awarded for Attracting Motivated Quitters to a Smokers’ Helpline Using Television Advertising, P. Powers, J. Ranger-Moore, T. Wentzel, S. Leischow, M. Murphy, R. Leischow

1994: Silver Quill Award of Merit, black and white photography for “Wear a Hat and Be Sun Safe” photo. Awarded by the International Association of Business Communicators District 5 (IABC).

1993: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, annual reports category, for the 1991-92 Report of the Arizona Cancer Center–15 Years of Progress Against Cancer.

1992: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, annual reports category, for the 1989-90 Report of the Arizona Cancer Center­–Working Toward a Cancer-Free Generation.

1991: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, feature writing category, for Designing Your Custom Home Right from the Start, published in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

1991: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, news writing category, for In-Depth Report on Fat and Fiber for the Arizona Cancer Center.

1990: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, annual reports category, for The Report of the Arizona Cancer Center, 1988.

1987: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, external communications programs category, for Great American Bank’s Miss School Miss Out community relations program.

1986: GASPAR Award for the best Great American Smokeout Campaign in Arizona, awarded by the American Cancer Society.

1985: Silver Quill Award of Excellence, external newsletters category, for Arizona Currents, published by Arizona Electric Power Cooperative.

1985: Silver Quill Award of Merit, internal annual reports category, for Arizona Electric Power Cooperative’s 1984 Annual Report.

1984: First place in human interest black and white and third place overall best of show–National Employees’ Recreation and Service Association photography contest.

1981: Second place in professional black and white photography in the Columbus Monthly photography contest.

1979: Fourth place in Polaroid photography contest.

1979: Fine Arts Exhibit – black and white photographs included in the Professional Division of the 1979 Ohio State Fair.

1973: James W. Faulkner Award for “professional promise” in journalism.