— Amanda is the Interim Executive Director for First United in the Downtown Eastside. She has over 15 years of experience building capacity in the nonprofit sector, and is focused on using her skill set to support building more equitable communities. Currently, Amanda is on the Advisory for both the Ken Lyotier Fund and DTES Community Land Trust. She is also part of the team that created DTES Response — a frontline fundraising and support network to ensure COVID 19 did not disproportionately affect our most vulnerable.
Amanda has a degree in Art History from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, and a certificate in Fundraising Management from Ryerson. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has her Public Leadership Credential (PLC) from the Harvard Kennedy School.