Amy Pisani, MS
Amy Pisani, MS 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 ECBT Board of Directors and Staff to execute the mission and goals of the organization. Pisani began her career with ECBT as a program manager and was asked to become the Executive Director in 1998, at which time she successfully filed for incorporation and attained 501(c)(3) status for the organization. She is passionate about the need to ensure the timely vaccination of families throughout the world and is a true champion of Every Child By Two's mission.
To forward ECBT's mission, Pisani leads the organization in enlisting 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 communication channels including ECBT News, the Shot of Prevention blog, the Vaccinate Your Family Facebook page and ECBT's websites. 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.
Pisani’s commitment to pediatric health is also evident in several other roles. Pisani serves as a member of the Mystic, CT Rotary Club where she serves as the chair of the Polio Plus Committee and she served as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). She is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Medical History Pictures Association. She is a founding member of the 317 Coalition, which seeks to ensure stable congressional funding for immunization programs each year. She has hosted the Childhood Immunization Policy Committee since 2002. 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 organinzations and coalitions including Families Fighting Flu, 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.
As a mother of two school-age children, Pisani has first-hand experience in navigating the healthcare system in order to ensure timely immunization of her family. Her oldest son was hospitalized from influenza twice during infancy; an experience that served to bolster her commitment to educating the public about the dangers of influenza. 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.