Amy has worked in the social work and behavioral health fields for 18 years. She is currently the Arizona Cultural Diversity Specialist for the Centene Medicaid Plans; Bridgeway Health Solutions/Health Net/Cenpatico Integrated Care. Prior to that, Amy worked in various capacities in foster care. She participates on community and state-wide committees that have priorities to eliminate physical and mental health disparities for underserved populations. In addition, Amy is a parent of a transgender teen and was selected to be a member of the Human Rights Campaign’s Inaugural National Parents for Transgender Equality Council, a coalition of the nation’s leading parent-advocates working for equality and fairness for transgender people. She is Co-Chair of the annual Let’s Get Better Together Conference, which focuses on LGBTQ health. In addition, Amy is Co-Chair of the Arizona GSM/LGBTQ Statewide Advisory Committee which prioritizes efforts to reduce health disparities within the public mental health systems. In May 2015, Amy received the Pioneer in Service Award at the 4th Annual Let’s Get Better Together Conference held in Tucson, Arizona for her work in the community helping families of gender diverse youth. Topics she has presented on at multiple conferences include addressing the health, wellness, and suicide risk for LGBTQ youth, how to be supportive of transgender and gender diverse children, advocacy, and increasing culturally sensitive services for refugee populations. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University. Amy is a strong advocate for change, and for anyone in need.