Sanchez | Uplift Family Services

As the Executive Director for the Los Angeles region, Amy Sanchez contributes to Uplift Family Services’ mission, vision, and values by channeling her own roots and leading a workforce of change agents to help children and families realize their goals for well-being. Her parents, both immigrants to the US, sought out opportunity and freedom of speech. They knew working themselves out of poverty would be hard work, but they got help from their community, and as the years went on, their situation improved. This inspired Amy to pursue a life that touched on service to others. Her previous experience as the Chief Operating Officer of a Pasadena-based nonprofit equipped her with the skills and experience to flexibly lead on the ground as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as an operations manager. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California.