Amy is a 25 plus year non-profit professional with significant expertise in transitional leadership, building organizational capacity, crisis management and strategic planning. She is an inspirational and innovative executive dedicated to staff and volunteers.
During her tenure as Interim Executive Director at University Beyond Bars, Amy was exposed first-hand to prison life and the challenges men and women face behind bars and upon their release. This experience had a profound impact and helped further her understanding of her own privilege and the systemic injustices which exist in our society. With this increased understanding, Amy has worked more closely with boards and staff to recognize and eliminate institutional racism, use a social justice lens for their work and institute diversity, equity and inclusion principles throughout their organizations, especially in hiring.
Throughout Amy’s career in non-profit management, organizational development and redesign has been central to her approach. Amy works extensively with boards and committees, reviewing their structures and making operational changes necessary to achieving their goals. She assesses organizational challenges and opportunities to create positive impact and produce systemic change through both short and long-term action plans and restructure and/or create new and sustainable systems for organizations to improve their service delivery and increase their productivity.
Amy has a BA from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and an MSW and MA in Community Development, both from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. Amy has maintained her connection with the men at the Monroe Correctional Complex, as a volunteer Chaplain. She lives with her husband, children and two dogs in Bellevue, WA.