Amy Olejniczak

Associate Director

Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health

As a public health professional and fierce youth advocate, Amy Beth Olejniczak has dedicated her career and personal time to ensuring that adolescents are able to reach their fullest potential in health, and in life. As the associate director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health, she ensures that youth voice is authentically engaged in city, county, and statewide public health conversations. In this role, Amy directs the Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program, an initiative she founded in 2010. She has also spent many years within the healthcare industry, focusing on health communications and health promotion.

Amy advocates and mentors youth in her personal life by coaching Girls on the Run, a program that works to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through running. She holds a Master of Public Health from University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Master of Family and Consumer Communications.

BOLD SOLUTION: Ten years ago, Amy founded the Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program with a $10,000 grant. Since then, Amy has mentored, trained, and hired over 70 young people to improve adolescent health and wellbeing by engaging, educating, and empowering youth and adults as trusted partners in care. The program has been nationally recognized and has been replicated across the nation.
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