Amy Zaremba, Administrative Specialist/Member Relations with NAEHCY, has worked on housing and homeless issues for almost 30 years, in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and Atlanta.
She joined NAEHCY in April 2021, after serving as the Deputy Director with the City of Atlanta for Partners for HOME, which is the nonprofit that provides strategic leadership relating to addressing homelessness in Atlanta and oversees the Atlanta Continuum of Care. Prior to working with Partners for HOME, Amy was the Senior Manager of the Office of Homeless and Special Needs Housing for the Department of Community Affairs, with the State of Georgia.
Amy, who is a licensed attorney in Georgia, started working with issues related to homelessness by serving as the director of an emergency shelter in Chicago while an undergraduate student at DePaul University, working on a degree in Early Childhood Education. After college, Amy was a preschool teacher for children who were homeless; ran two childcare centers for children who were homeless with their families; worked in various shelters as a frontline staff member; and helped develop and implement a job coaching program for adults who were homeless.
Amy returned to school for her law degree, graduating from American University Washington College of Law, where she was one of 11 Public Interest/Public Service Scholars. After graduation, she was awarded an Equal Justice Works fellowship and worked on the decriminalization of homelessness. She also served as the executive director of the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, which provided free civil legal services for individuals and families who were homeless and as the Chief Operating Officer of the Gateway Center, a large multi-service homeless agency in Atlanta.
Over the years, Amy has presented at multiple conferences, university classes, and community forums. She has also been fortunate to receive several awards for her work, including the Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Award while in law school, the John J. Curtin Fellowship from the American Bar Association, and the Inspiring Woman Award from the WNBA Atlanta Dream.
Amy lives in Atlanta with John, her partner, and Wrigley and Teagan, their two shelter dogs. Having been born and raised in Chicago, Amy is a life-long Cubs fan and 2016 will always hold a special place in her heart.
Amy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 530-9538.