Ms. Amy Zimmerman, Esquire

Ms. Amy Zimmerman, Esquire

Child Health and Education Policy Strategist

Amy Zimmerman, J.D., is the Assistant Vice President for State Government Affairs for the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF), where she promotes, represents, and advocates on behalf of JUF and the work of more than 70 healthcare, human services, and education nonprofit JUF affiliates that serve vulnerable populations of all ages. Prior to joining JUF, Ms. Zimmerman directed child health policy and program development for the Legal Council for Health Justice, where her leadership earned the 2013 National Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Award. Ms. Zimmerman has spearheaded legislative initiatives and helped to implement groundbreaking health policies, and she has served as an appointed member of the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention, the Lead-Safe Housing Advisory Council, and the attorney general’s Special Education Advisory Committee. Ms. Zimmerman has received numerous awards, including honors from the Illinois Public Health Association, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, EverThrive Illinois, and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). She was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Children’s Health Leadership Network, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Ms. Zimmerman earned her J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.