MA, Communication Studies, Marshall University
BA, Communication Arts, Concord University
In her role with the Health Affairs Institute, Amy serves as senior program coordinator for the System of Care Evaluation (SOC), the Extended Telehealth Pilot (ETHP) and the Safe Interactions for Law Enforcement and Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders project (IDD-MHBH). She works with sub-awardees and subject matter experts along with teams from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to manage schedules and meetings, log project resources, schedule interviews and focus groups, and gather information critical to project implementation and completion. An organized and strategic thinker with strengths in public speaking, writing and editing, and relationship building and management, Amy has a proven ability to meet and exceed objectives that positively impact organizations and communities.
Amy also serves as direct assistant to Natalie Ezzie, Health Affairs’ Executive Director of Operations, and as lead meeting coordinator for Health Affairs’ staff retreats, meetings, and trainings.
Prior to joining the Health Affairs Institute, Amy served in various leadership roles that enhanced her capabilities in health-related topics and relationship building. Previously at WVU Health Research Center, she was a grant manager for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant working to change nutrition and physical activity environments. Amy also provided coordination services on Health Affairs’ Systems of Care (SOC) and Children’s Mental Health Evaluation (SMHE) projects. She previously served as a program manager for the City of Huntington, W.Va., on a Bloomberg Mayors Challenge grant to study the effects of compassion fatigue in first responders as a result of the opioid epidemic. In a position with the WV Department of Education, Amy coordinated the statewide Summer Meals program and increased participation with non-traditional sponsors such as libraries, farmers markets, and senior centers. She served as an instructor of speech communications at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College and as a grassroots legislative lobbyist and marketing/communications director for the American Cancer Society.