Amy Holbert, CEO, has a lot to celebrate. Recently, she has been accepted into the Diversity Leaders Initiative at Riley Institute, appointed onto the Parent to Parent National Board of Directors, and recognized as an aRPy ambassador.

Amy was carefully selected by a panel of DLI alums and invited to apply to take part in the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). All participants are chosen for their ability to impact their organizations and communities. The multi-award winning program provides DLI participants with the knowledge of how to effectively manage and lead increasingly diverse workers and clients. Participants learn their diversity and inclusion “blind spots” and how to remove assumptions. Together, they are united in breaking down the barriers and developing solutions for issues facing their communities. 

Family Connection of SC provides parent to parent support programs as a resource for families of children with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Each year, hundreds of families in our state are connected with veteran “mentor” parents who have walked a similar journey. Amy is now a board director for Parent to Parent USA, which is a national non-profit organization that promotes excellence in P2P programs across the nation.

The aRPy Ambassador program, in partnership with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children, aims to bring awareness and support across the country.

An aRPy Ambassador is an early childhood professional whose role is to help share information about and promote the use of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices. Currently, Amy is recognized as an aRPy Ambassador

Congratulations, Amy! We are so proud of you, your accomplishments, and everything you do for our community.