Amy Penkin joined OHSU in January 2015 as the Program Coordinator for the newly launched Transgender Health Program (www.ohsu.edu/transhealth). She has been a clinical social worker for 20 years and throughout her career has provided direct care, advocacy, and education in community mental health and healthcare environments. Since 2005 she has been responsible for program/policy development, grant writing, clinical supervision for social workers seeking licensure, and program management. Amy has a history of providing and overseeing care for the LGBTQ community and is dedicated to promoting health equity for these and other underserved populations experiencing health disparities. In addition to working in the Portland Metro Area since 2009, her history includes teaching and working as a social worker, advocate, consultant, and private practice therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Amy has travelled extensively for social work and human rights projects in Central and South America and throughout Asia. Amy earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently served as adjunct faculty and field instructor for Schools of Social work at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Smith College and Portland State University.
- M.S.W., 1999, University of California, Berkeley
- Spanish (some)