Past Edition: Boston10 JULY - 15 JULY 2016
Amy Boldosser-Boesch is senior director and head of the FCI Program of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), based in MSH's New York office. Amy leads the FCI Program of MSH team's advocacy and accountability work for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health. Previously, she was interim president and CEO, and vice president of global advocacy, at Family Care International (FCI), a non-governmental organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world, whose programs and staff were integrated into MSH in late 2015.
Amy has extensive experience in both global and domestic health policy advocacy, with a focus on women's and adolescent health and rights. Before joining FCI, she was director of local advocacy initiatives at the National Institute for Reproductive Health where she directed the Contraception Access Campaign and the Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health, a national initiative to create pro-active urban reproductive health policy solutions. Amy also led a NYC Department of Health-funded initiative to increase emergency contraception access among adolescents and immigrant women, was program officer and interim deputy director at the International Organization for Adolescents, and worked in the Health Equity program of the Rockefeller Foundation on public health projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Amy is an active member of a number of global advocacy initiatives including the Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) Core Group; the Post-2015 Working Group of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH); the Advance Family Planning Leadership Group; the FP2020 Expert Advisory Community; the Coordinating Committee of the Civil Society Platform to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Beyond 2015; and has co-chaired the Communications and Events sub-committee of Countdown to 2015. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish and French at an advanced level, and is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.