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Amy L. Abbey holds an MPH from CUNY/Hunter College, has been a Health Educator since 1987 and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) since 1991. She is past President of the Greater New York Society for Public Health Education and has written pieces for Skyline (the Chapter newsletter) and for News & Views, the National Society for Public Health Education newsletter. Amy designed promotional campaigns while employed with the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Amy’s career as a Health Educator has afforded her vast experience speaking to both lay and professional audiences. Her experiences as a bereaved parent have brought her to the podium as well. She was a panel speaker at the first annual Pregnancy Loss conference sponsored by Winthrop University Hospital (Mineola, New York, 2002). Amy was a keynote speaker at the Tyler Ford Bialek Foundation annual fundraiser (NY, 2001). She continues to speak at both pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss groups, and including the Long Island chapter of National SHARE

Amy participated in the Bereavement Track planning committee for the First Candle/SIDS Alliance second annual conference held in collaboration with the International Stillbirth Alliance, September 2005. She moderated the “Questions & Answers about Stillbirth” workshop, whose main presenter was Dr. Michael Berman, and spoke at the “Creating Memories” workshop. She also prepared the Continuing Education packet for Certified Health Education Specialists.

  • Guest Speaker, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY. March 2006, 2005. courses: Womens Health Issues; Foundations of Wellness and Fitness
  • “A Walk to Remember” written for GAPS Newsletter, National SHARE Long Island Chapter, November 2005.
  • “A Walk to Remember” written for The Oceanside Herald, October 2005.
  • Searching for Solomon” written for GAPS Newsletter, October 2005.
  • Panel presenter, Light My Darkness, Bereavement Conference April 2005 (Uniondale, NY – sponsored by the Office of Laity and Family, Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY.)
  • Five Years Ago” written for GAPS Newsletter, March 2005.
  • Planning Committee, Speaker, A Walk to Remember, March-October 2005.
  • Clips printed in Brain, Child magazine Spring 2005, Summer 2005.
  • Panel Presenter, Pregnancy Loss and Memorial Conference, October 2002.
  • Member, Ryan White CARE Act HIV/AIDS Network Steering Committee, Nassau Suffolk region, 2001-Present.
  • Amy actively pursues other areas to lend her personal and professional expertise. She is also writing a novel based on her experiences as a bereaved parent.

    Daughter, sister, mother, stepmother, friend, bereaved parent, aspiring writer.


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