Amy is passionate about creating and supporting opportunities for all Coloradans to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Since 2008, she has served The Colorado Health Foundation in roles within communications, community investment and impact, and its executive team.
As chief impact officer (CIO), Amy oversees all programmatic strategies related to grantmaking, impact investing, and policy advocacy in service of the Foundation's mission to improve the health of Coloradans. As a member of the executive team, she oversees the deployment and impact of grants and community investments, which totaled $146 million in 2020.
Amy is a key driver of the Foundation's cornerstones: to serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, prioritizing Coloradans of color; to do everything with the intent of creating health equity; and to be informed by the community and those we exist to serve. One of the highlights of Amy’s many experiences at the Foundation was its statewide listening tour, when she traveled throughout Colorado to hear directly from individuals, families and organization leaders about the health-related opportunities and barriers communities experience. This commitment to listening to community fuels her approach to centering equity in everything the Foundation does to bring health in reach for all Coloradans.
Prior to her appointment as CIO, Amy served as vice president of community investment and impact, leading the Foundation's areas of focus, funding initiatives and related community engagement efforts. She moved to Colorado from Missouri, where she was director of communications and public policy for Missouri Family Health Council, a nonprofit health care organization. Amy began her career in newspaper reporting and then worked in public relations and strategic communications for a telecommunications company before entering the nonprofit world.
A trusted leader and thought partner within the field of philanthropy, Amy is actively engaged in a number of governance and advisory capacities, including serving as chair of Philanthropy Colorado’s board of directors (2019-2020) and as a member of the board since 2015. She is currently co-chair of their Rural Funders Learning Network, a funder forum on issues impacting rural and frontier communities. She also serves on the Colorado Nonprofit Association board of directors where she is co-chair of its strategy and innovation committee, a member of its executive committee, and on the CEO search committee. Amy is often called to advise on philanthropy-related conferences and convenings, such as her participation on the annual conference committee for Philanthropy Southwest in 2018 and 2019.
Amy lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband. They enjoy hitting the road with their two sons, headed somewhere new for adventure.
B.A. English — Tulane University
M.A. Public Administration — University of Missouri