Pamela Hymel

Pamela Hymel, M.D., MPH, FACOEM is chief medical officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) where she is responsible for integrating a segment-wide health and well-being strategy. She currently works with the worldwide safety and health team on the development of protocols for COVID-19 mitigation, in addition to leading the day-to-day operations of the onsite occupational health services centers, guest first aid locations at WDW, global occupational health issues and well-being strategy and programs for DPEP. She is focused on improving the overall health for cast, crew, and Imagineers at DPEP.

Prior to joining Disney in 2010, Dr. Hymel worked for 5 years as the corporate medical director for Cisco Systems, where she planned the strategy and design of Cisco’s HealthConnections program and wellness center. She also held multiple leadership positions over 16 years at Hughes Electronics, last serving as vice president of Human Resources, Benefits & Health.

She served as president of the American College of Occupational Medicine (ACOEM) from 2009-2010 and was on their board of directors for over 10 years. She also was on the board of directors of the National Business Group of Health (NBGH) from 2005-2014 and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She continues to serve as co-chair for the Wellbeing and Workforce Strategy Institute of NBGH. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NBGH Global Leadership in Corporate Health award, the Rutherford T. Johnstone Award for outstanding service in occupational medicine and the HERO Bill Whitmer Leadership Award in 2020. She also led Cisco and Hughes Electronics to receive the C. Everett Kopp Award Honorable Mention and helped Hughes win an ACOEM Corporate Health Achievement award.

Dr. Hymel has spoken extensively globally on health, productivity, and well-being and has contributed to numerous articles. Her expertise and benchmark programs have been cited in numerous publications on integrated health management. She has a Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University and an M.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Medical School and is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine.