Amy is the Education Director of The Kennedy Forum where she pursues partnerships and collaborations that emphasize evidence-based research and programming to facilitate policy change in the areas of education and mental health.
An educator by training, Amy has more than a decade of experience working in public schools in New Jersey. Her experiences as a teacher and as a mother of five propel her efforts and advocacy around social-emotional learning and mental wellness for children and adolescents.
Amy serves on the boards of Mental Health America, a leading national advocacy organization and Parity.org, which promotes gender parity at the highest levels of business.
She is an advisory board member of Interaxon, a mental health technology company; Set To Go, a JED program helping teens transition from high school to college and adulthood with special emphasis on mental wellness and emotional preparedness; and Brain Futures.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Amy was born in Atlantic City and grew up in Pleasantville and Absecon, New Jersey. She and her husband, former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, live in southern New Jersey with their five children.
Amy is currently running for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd District. Her platform includes the issues she’s witnessed South Jersey face during her lifetime living in the area: access to good jobs, climate change, health care, and the mental health and addiction crisis.