Amy S. Duggan
Priority Areas I Work In:
Food Access and Security
Recognizing the deep inequities faced by so many communities across the country, Amy has dedicated her career to building healthier communities across the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Amy sees this interconnectedness in her life and reflects on Audre Lorde’s quote daily: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
Learning about the intersections between economic, education and health inequities inspired her to seek out leadership roles in philanthropy and nonprofit development in New Mexico. Her work at the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence helped create stronger collaborations with community members and increased the capacity of local nonprofits to address critical needs.
Amy relocated to Colorado and joined the Community Health Equity Team at Kaiser Permanente, where she managed a portfolio of grants addressing health equity through food systems, active living and financial literacy before moving to The Colorado Health Foundation. In her first two years at the Foundation, Amy led the strategy work in Children Move More and Affordable Housing. She now leads the Food Access and Security strategy due to her professional and personal experiences in the food space, including supporting grantees in increasing SNAP enrollment and running a small farm and education center.
Outside of work, she considers self-care and optimism as her healthiest habits. Amy maintains a sense of humor about herself and intentionally takes the time to laugh every day. During the warmer months, you can find her exploring, hiking and camping throughout our beautiful state.
BA Health and Community Services – California State University: Chico