Amanda K. Martínez has 15+ years experience in public health and education grants management. Amanda possesses subject matter expertise in national, state, and local policy development and systems-based approaches related to various health topics, including chronic disease prevention.
Amanda has authored numerous publications, provided professional development and technical assistance, and helped build the capacity of state health and education agencies and their partner organizations to strengthen policy, system, and environmental change and improve health outcomes. Amanda also has extensive evaluation and content development experience. She has served as a consultant to various organizations, including the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
Amanda previously worked at the National School Boards Association for seven years, where she led a project to support leadership and governance for coordinated school health among other grant projects. Amanda began her career in public health as a prevention team leader at the Latin American Youth Center located in Washington, DC.
Amanda is a registered nurse with clinical experience in obstetrics and medical-surgical nursing through her prior employment at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.
Amanda received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader from the University of Virginia.