While Amy Slonim joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) staff in 2014, she has worked as an RWJF staff extender since 2008. Presently, she devotes herself to fostering connections and collaborations among hospitals and health systems, public health, businesses, agencies, organizations, and community members. As she puts it, “I want to ignite focus, learning, collaboration, collective impact, and evaluation so that communities can work toward building a Culture of Health for all residents. I relish the opportunity to connect, learn, vision, and build with a group of passionate, committed colleagues internally and externally.”
Previously, in addition to serving as a consultant with RWJF, Slonim was the CDC-AARP liaison for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 1999 to 2007, she was director of programs and senior health advisor with the Michigan Public Health Institute. In this role she provided administrative oversight to all MPHI programs and was a special assistant to the Michigan chief administrator for public health.
Earlier, Slonim held positions in program management, national and international policy development, applied research, program development, and evaluation. She has written and presented extensively on a host of health and health care issues including wellness, diet, cancer risk reduction, and services for older adults.
Slonim earned a PhD/MS from Michigan State University and a BS from Simmons College. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has honored her with both its Leadership Award and President’s Award for her many years of distinguished service and leadership.
While she has lived in many parts of the country—from the Northeast to Hawaii to Washington State and Michigan—she presently resides outside of Washington, D.C. She enjoys traveling, exploring communities and nature, cooking, reading, hiking, and spending time with her daughters, family and friends.