Manager of Training Initiatives
Amanda joins the Financial Clinic as the Manager of Training Initiatives.
In this role, she leads, creates, and implements training curricula to partners across the country on a variety of financial security topics and coaching practices. She is also responsible for refining and implementing training evaluation methods for the Capacity Building Team to expand the Clinic’s impact, ensure meaningful learning, and increase collaboration and competency.
Prior to joining The Financial Clinic, Amanda served as a Program Manager with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, where she oversaw a program dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in achieving person-centered community integration, career, education, and self-sufficiency goals.
Despite her rewarding work with the state, Amanda has a special place in her heart for non-profits, having spent most of her career in human service organizations in various capacities, including as a direct support professional, case manager, and employment coach. Her work in these capacities propelled her work as a trainer, where she fell in love with working to train human services professionals on best practices in the field. Amanda has trained on various topics including Social Security work incentives, state and federal funding, employment skills, diversity and inclusion, and cultural competency.
Amanda also has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys working with others to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. Amanda’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and dogs and plays the violin with her local community orchestra.
She holds an M.A. in Organizational Leadership and a B.A. in Psychology.