Amanda Ptashkin is a Project Manager for the Southern Health Partners Project at Community Catalyst. In this role, Amanda oversees technical assistance for community advocacy organizations in 13 states across a range of capacities, such as coalition building and maintenance, organizational strategic planning, and designing and implementing health advocacy campaigns.

Previously, Amanda served as an outreach and advocacy director for Georgians for a Healthy Future, a health policy and advocacy organization focused on consumer health care issues. In this role, Amanda managed the organization’s coalition building and convening efforts, provided outreach and education to community groups across the state, and served as a licensed navigator during the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment session.

Amanda received a bachelor’s degree from New York University with a focus on politics and a minor in health policy. She also received a juris doctorate and certificate in health law from the Widener School of Law in Delaware.