Amy Kobeta joined the WNDC team in May 2020 and brings more than 25 years of experience in advocacy communications and organizing. During 16 years in Phoenix, Arizona, Amy was the Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood Arizona and the Arizona Human Rights Fund, lobbying a deeply conservative legislature for progressive issues. From 2007 to 2015, Amy was the Vice President of Children’s Action Alliance, Arizona’s leading child advocacy organization, where she managed their email and social media campaigns, traditional media, online advocacy system, website redesign, and publication design and distribution.
Upon returning to the East Coast in 2015, she volunteered with the Peace Corps in Tbilisi, Georgia, and got a joint Master of Public Administration degree from New York University and University College London. She moved to the DMV in September 2019.
Amy’s specializes in designing communications materials that are easy to use, understand and share. She has designed blogs, websites, email and social media campaigns, promotional materials, public policy fact sheets, and lobbying kits. She also has strong experience in building strong organizational relationships within the progressive community to increase the power of advocacy by coordinating messages, campaigns, and activism. As a co-founder of Emerge Arizona, a program that trains pro-choice Democratic women to run for office, and designer of the Children’s Action Alliance Leadership Academy, Amy has taught communications and lobbying skills to emerging leaders.
From January 2007 to December 2014, Amy served on the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board, providing citizen oversight of district’s policies and $26 million annual budget, and authorizing programs and policies to improve the performance of approximately 27,000 students and 3,000 staff. Although she ran unopposed during her 2006 and 2010 election campaigns, Amy had to manage volunteers, candidate materials, and voter walk-lists to collect the minimum of 600 qualified signatures to get on the ballot.