Amanda Berry (she/her)
Policy Advisor, Office of San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer
Amanda Berry is passionate about improving social determinants of health through policy and advocacy. She is a Policy Advisor for San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and advises on Health and Human Services, Public Safety, Food Systems, and Boards and Commissions. Before moving to San Diego in 2018, Amanda worked for UC Davis to bridge research to policy for mental health in California and continues this work as a consultant for research communications and project management. As the Treasurer of the Public Health Social Work section of the American Public Health Association, Amanda promotes integration and intersectionality as the key to healthy communities. Amanda’s interest in the intersection of health and housing began while she worked as a realtor and continued in her academic research on opioid use disorder treatment for people experiencing homelessness.
A strong advocate for underserved populations and implementation of best practices, Amanda combines analytical thought and compassionate leadership to drive change in her community. Originally from the bay area, Amanda holds a BS in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara, and masters degrees in public health and social work from San Diego State University. When not working, Amanda can be found on a hiking trail, in the ocean, or at a local event with friends. She is a member of the 2022 SDLA Cohort.