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
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
- “A Walk to Remember” written for
Newsletter, National SHARE Long Island Chapter, November 2005.
- “A Walk to
Remember” written for The Oceanside Herald, October 2005.
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.)
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
- 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.