As Director of the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Amanda is working to build momentum for policies that help New Hampshire people make ends meet and be there for their families when they need to be. Prior to joining Civix Strategy Group, Amanda co-founded the Environmental Health Strategy Center -- a public health advocacy organization based in Maine --and the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, a coalition working to phase out use of persistent chemicals from consumer products in favor of safer alternatives. Additionally, Amanda is a past President of the Maine Public Health Association; accepted the Giraffe Award from the Maine Children’s Alliance for her previous organization’s efforts “sticking their necks out” for Maine kids; and is a board member of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund. Amanda is a third generation resident of Deerfield, NH, where she lives with her husband Brad and their three children.
As an organizer for the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Sarah works to build public support for policies that will advance the economic security of granite state families. Prior to joining the campaign, Sarah worked on policy issues related to substance use and mental health as the Community Engagement Director at New Futures.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria where she became interested in policy as a tool for social change while writing briefs for members of the Bulgarian Parliament. Sarah won a fellowship to study Social Change at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she received her master’s degree. Sarah is an alumna of Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2015. She lives in Concord with her husband and four kids. In her spare time she volunteers at her church and serves on the steering committee of MomsRising NH.