Chief Executive Officer
Amanda has spent over fourteen years working in the nonprofit and public sector as a leader committed to addressing social justice, economic opportunity, and security through advocacy for systemic change.
Prior to joining Funders Together to End Homelessness, she served as President/CEO of Wider Opportunities for Women. A national organization focused on advocacy, research, and policy to build pathways to economic security and equality of opportunity for women, families and elders. She is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching Nonprofit Management. Previously she served as the Executive Director of FACETS and Vice President of Cornerstones, formerly Reston Interfaith, who had similar missions of preventing and ending homelessness as well as breaking the cycle of poverty.
Amanda has served the community in the following capacities; Board Member of the National Council of Women's Organizations, Vice Chair of the Nonprofit Roundtable Board of Directors and James Madison Political Science Alumni Board. She is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Fairfax Class and 2009 Nonprofit Roundtable Future Executive Director Fellowship. She most recently completed a three-year term as an elected member of the board of the largest community association in the United States, Reston Association.
Amanda is an ordained Deacon at Martin Luther King Jr. Christian Church. In 2012, Amanda was honored by Northern Virginia Magazine as Northern Virginian of the Year and by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce as Emerging Influential of the Year. In 2013, she was honored as Best of Reston, Lady Fairfax, and the Smart CEO Brava Award.
She loves to kickbox, dance, and spend quality time with family and friends.