Amanda Maria Navarro, Managing Director, oversees and leads efforts of the national Convergence Partnership. She provides strategic guidance to government agencies and philanthropy, and trains diverse leaders and constituencies across the country on a range of strategies to advance racial and economic equity. Amanda brings deep expertise in collaborative efforts to advance equitable policy and practice change and is a frequent keynote speaker on equity-focused policy and organizational strategy. Before joining PolicyLink, Amanda worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coordinating several programmatic and research activities related to health disparities, social determinants of health, and community health promotion. She holds a master of public health from Boston University and a doctor of public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health-Houston. Amanda has published on various health issues, including HIV/AIDS prevention, access to health services among Medicaid and SCHIP families, and the impact of policies and practices on racial and ethnic health inequities.