Amy S. Duggan
Priority Areas I Work In:
Affordable Housing | Children Move More
Amy has dedicated her career to building healthier communities and creating housing solutions for people facing inequities. When she was young, her mom faced significant health challenges and this sparked Amy’s interest in prevention as well as affordable, quality health care.
Her early career focused on creating healthy home environments for low-income children with asthma and expanding the program model throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amy brought her understanding of the connection between health and housing to her work as executive director of the Community Homeownership Center in Washington state.
She later learned about the connection between economic inequities, while serving in philanthropy and nonprofit development leadership roles in central and northern New Mexico.
Amy most recently served in a philanthropy role with Kaiser Permanente in Colorado, managing a portfolio of grants addressing health equity through food systems, active living and financial literacy. She believes that health equity lies in the change we create at the intersection of social determinants of health and upstream solutions.
In her role at the Foundation, Amy leads the Philanthropy team’s affordable housing strategy, in addition to our Children Move More priority area. Her lifelong commitment to mission-focused work is centered on the belief that we all have an obligation to care for others.
Amy has lived in Colorado for three years, while her extended family has been in Denver and Trinidad, Colorado for four generations. She is a participant in the Colorado Funders for Inclusiveness and Equity group and is an alumna of Chinook Fund’s “The Giving Project.” Amy has a passion and commitment to deepening her knowledge, awareness and self-reflection around equity and justice.
Outside of work, Amy’s outlook on life is her healthiest habit. She strives to take time to laugh at herself, while maintaining an optimistic and open spirit. In warmer weather, you’ll be sure to find her adventuring, hiking or camping throughout our beautiful state.
Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services – California State University: Chico