Amy brings a strong mix of management, consulting, program development and evaluation, group facilitation, youth leadership development, and clinical, teaching and research experience to her role as Vice President for Programs.
Amy has demonstrated success in a variety of settings by integrating her analytical and leadership skills with her deep passion for social justice. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director at Summer Search Boston, a local branch of a national college success organization, serving students who face systemic inequities that can impact their journey to higher education. While leading an office serving nearly 1,000 high school and college students, Amy grew the team by 45% and improved services by creating infrastructure and systems to better support staff.
Previously, Amy held program leadership roles as the Senior Director of Family Partnerships and Clinical Practice at Horizons for Homeless Children and as a Clinical Coordinator at The Home for Little Wanderers. She has also worked as a consultant and process coach, helping groups and organizations engage in dialogue and implement change. Amy’s work leading programs is informed by 10 years of extensive experience in direct service, ranging from crisis intervention to classroom teaching. As an educator, community-based therapist, and leader, she has devoted her career to supporting learning and development.
Amy holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice at Boston University, a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Wesleyan University. In 1999, she received a Fulbright Fellowship for a year of research and study.
A dedicated lifelong learner, Amy is also trained in community-based mediation and outdoor leadership. An avid swimmer, runner, and hiker, she heads into the White Mountains every chance she gets.