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ERICSA is Deeply Saddened by the Recent Passing of Two MI CS Professionals

ERICSA is deeply saddened by the recent passing of two phenomenal Michigan Child Support professionals.

Pam Sala and Kesha Taylor-Jordan dedicated their lives to serving Michigan children and families, mentoring their colleagues in the field, and sharing their ideas and best practices to benefit the local, state and national child support community. 

Kesha Taylor-Jordan
Kesha Taylor-Jordan
Pam Sala

Kesha Taylor-Jordan of the Muskegon County (Michigan) Family Court, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024. This was her first-ever ERICSA conference, and she was ecstatic to meet new people and learn more about the child support programs across the country. Kesha’s passion was to help those in her community who were most vulnerable. From 2002-2014, while a young mother, Kesha worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and participated in youth mentoring programs. In 2014, she took on a new role and began working with the Muskegon County Family Court with the intent on making child support more accessible to families in the county. While at the Muskegon County Family Court, Kesha worked on specialty projects designed to provide assistance to families in need, such as the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) grant. Kesha was very loved by her devoted family, friends, and work colleagues. A rising star in the child support community, her absence will be greatly missed.

This has been an unexpected financial drain on Kesha’s family and donations through GoFundMe can be made in her memory.

Pamela (Pam) Sala, formerly of the Oakland County (Michigan) Friend of the Court and past Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA) President passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024. Pam was a bright light in the national child support program, as demonstrated by her years of service to the families of Michigan. Pam absolutely loved the child support community – so much so, in fact, that she went beyond Michigan’s borders to collaborate and serve with child support professionals on a national level. Pam went on to serve as a Board Member and President of the ERICSA. In her role as President, Pam advocated for policies and initiatives that protected children across the region. As her official obituary points out, “Her tenure as President was marked by innovation, collaboration, and a steadfast commitment to the principles of justice and equity. Under her leadership, ERICSA flourished, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of child welfare.” Pam has received many prestigious awards during her time with the child support program, but she had no greater love than that of her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Pam’s legacy will continue on in the hearts of her family, friends, and colleagues.

Both women were deeply committed to the noble cause of serving children and families and we applaud their noble service, caring hearts and wise counsel!

Our hearts and thoughts are with their family, colleagues and friends during this difficult time of grief and reflection. ERICSA will continue to carry forward their legacy of loving kindness and commitment to helping those who serve children and families.