About Amy Berner
Amy is a multidisciplinary professional with 20 years of experience in project coordination, grant management, and communications. She works to build and maintain all-important relationships among the nonprofit, education, and healthcare industries.
- MA, Communication Studies, Marshall University
- BA, Communication Arts, Concord University
About Amy Berner
In her role with the Office of Health affairs, Amy serves as program coordinator for the System of Care Evaluation (SOC) and the Child Welfare Evaluation (DOJ). She works with sub-awardees and subject-matter experts along with members of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) and Office of Health Affairs teams to manage schedules and meetings, log project resources, schedule interviews and focus groups, and gather any information critical to project implementation and completion. An organized and strategic thinker with strengths in public speaking, writing and editing, and event management, Amy has a proven ability to meet and exceed objectives that positively impact both the organizations and the communities at hand.
Prior to joining the team at the Office of Health affairs, Amy served in various leadership roles that honed expertise in health-related topics and relationship building. At WVU, she was a grant manager for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant at WVU Health Research Center, and, at ICF (an Office of Health Affairs sub-awardee), she was a children’s services study coordinator, working on both the SOC and DOJ evaluations. She served as a program manager for the City of Huntington, WV, on a Bloomberg Mayors Challenge grant to study the effects of compassion fatigue in first responders as a result of the opioid epidemic. In a position with the WV Department of Education, Amy coordinated the statewide Summer Meals program. She served as an instructor of speech communications at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College and as a grassroots legislative lobbyist and marketing/communications director for the American Cancer Society.