Amy holds a BS degree in Biology and master’s degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science. Amy spent the last 30 years in mission and service-oriented organizations focused on empowering individuals and community to drive systems change. As the daughter of a gastroenterologist, Amy understands the importance of patient engagement in their own health and witnessed the sacrifices of a physician in the search for good medicine. Today she pulls from these experiences to lead IFM in its mission of ensuring the widespread adoption of functional medicine.
Before joining IFM, Amy served in government and non-profit leadership roles including as the Executive Director of Year Up Puget Sound, a non-profit organization that provides skills training for opportunity youth. She was previously the President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (Seattle, WA) and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Forsyth and Davie Counties (Winston-Salem, NC). Amy also worked in city, county, and federal government agencies including as the Chief of Staff for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, DC, the independent federal agency that oversees the AmeriCorps program. Amy lives in Seattle with her husband, David, their son, Duncan, and their dog, Diesel.