Amy Zimmerman, Program Director
Amy oversees child health policy and program development tackling health disparities among children and families. Over her years of practice, Amy has spearheaded legislative initiatives and helped to implement groundbreaking health policies. She participates in regional and statewide workgroups, notably on the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet lead poisoning priority workgroup and the Early Intervention and Lead Workgroup (co-convener) as well as the Illinois Early Intervention Council (Governor-appointed child health advocate). She also serves on the Governor's Lead Safe Housing Advisory Council (Governor-appointed), Attorney General's Special Education Advisory Committee (AG-appointed), the Early Learning Council’s Health Subcommittee, and Chicago Asthma Consortium’s School Health workgroup. Previously, Amy was Children's Policy Advisor to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, assistant director of the Children's Health and Education Project at the Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and a neighborhood and project attorney at LAF. She has received numerous awards, including honors from Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, EverThrive Illinois (formerly Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition), and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Under her leadership, our children's medical-legal partnership work received the National Outstanding Medical Legal Partnership Award in 2013. Amy was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Children’s Health Leadership Network, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Amy earned her J.D. in 1991 from Northwestern University Law School.