Amy Pisani is a leading authority in pediatric health advocacy. As the executive director of Every Child By Two (ECBT), Pisani has played an integral part in setting standards for childhood immunization in America today. Since 1996, Pisani has worked with the board of directors and ECBT staff to execute the mission and goals of ECBT, an advocacy group founded in 1991 by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers to ensure the immunization of all of America's children by the age of two. To forward its agenda, ECBT enlists the support of elected officials and their spouses, concerned community leaders, and representatives of many national organizations. Pisani leads the group in legislative education, building alliances with like minded interests, and educating the public through various mediums, including the ECBT electronic newsletters, blog, facebook page and websites.
As a mother of two children, Pisani has first-hand experience in navigating the healthcare system in order to ensure timely immunization of her family. Pisani's commitment to pediatric health is also evident in several other roles. Pisani serves as a member of her local Rotary Club, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and several National Immunization Program task forces. She has also served as the Vice Chair of the Immunization Coalition of Washington, DC and as a Board member at The Center for Women's Health. Pisani has also been active in several other children's' health coalitions including the Advisory Committee on Breastfeeding Practices, and the Tobacco Free Kids Youth Action Network. She has a passion for working with special needs children, including the deaf.
Beyond pediatrics, Pisani gained broader healthcare advocacy experience as the Education Program Coordinator at the Optical Society of America, and as Senior Staff Specialist for the American Nurses Association. Pisani received her master's of science from Gallaudet University for the Deaf, Washington, DC, and her baccalaureate degree in Psychology from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Through Pisani's leadership, ECBT successfully applied for incorporation and independent 501(c)(3) status, as a charitable, non-profit organization. Pisani maintains ECBT's active, educational footing, through presenting at conferences, hosting congressional briefings, monitoring and acting on regulation and policy changes that affect immunization delivery and developing campaigns that have educated hundreds of millions of people worldwide.