Amy joined Burness as a senior communications coordinator in March 2022. In this role, Amy primarily works on a variety of projects with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on issues related to health equity, healthy children and families, and research and evaluation. 

Since earning her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and a certificate in injury and violence prevention from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in May 2019, Amy has become increasingly interested in the important role that communications can play in improving public health outcomes. 

Prior to joining Burness, Amy worked as a project coordinator at the CDC-funded University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center on a variety of opioid overdose prevention and violence prevention projects, and as a communications specialist for Michigan CEAL (Community Engagement Alliance), an NIH-funded initiative to reduce COVID-19-related health inequities among medically underserved communities of color. 

Outside of work, Amy loves to water ski. She has been competing nationally since 2005 and is actively involved in the American Water Ski Association.