Amy Cotton is the Director of Communications at the Children's Dental Health Project. Ms. Cotton manages media outreach, CDHP's social media efforts, and coordinates several other activities. She has more than 10 years of experience in advocacy communications and public policy.
Ms. Cotton previously served as Senior Policy Manager for the National Council of Jewish Women. While there, she developed strategy, created advocacy materials, and managed issue-based campaigns. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Cotton worked for U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska). She initially served as a staff assistant for the Senator, handling casework and constituent services, later acting as Deputy Legislative Assistant covering domestic policy issues including health care.
Health equity is one of Ms. Cotton's leading policy interests, and she has been active in various racial and social justice causes. She was named Volunteer of the Year by the Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization, where she provided support to LGBTQ women and families experiencing cancer or other critical health challenges. The program is now housed at the Whitman Walker Clinic.
Ms. Cotton graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Health (Science, Society, and Policy) and Peace & Conflict Studies.