Amy Greensfelder, MSW, has been named the new Executive Director of the Pro Bono Counseling Project. She succeeds founding Executive Director Barbara Anderson, who has retired after 26 years of service to the organization.
“Although we were saddened when we learned of Barbara’s decision to retire, she participated in the selection of her successor and we anticipate the transition will be seamless,” says Pro Bono Counseling Project Board President Ardena N. Githara. “Our priority remains to provide quality healthcare to those Marylanders in need.”
Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role with PBCP. She recently completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work, where she was a returning student after working extensively in refugee and immigration services both domestically and internationally. As the Refugee Mental Health Program Coordinator at the Maryland Department of Health, she created and managed a national model of refugee mental health services and assisted other states with creating similar programs. She also has experience with providing immigration legal services as a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative, and processing refugees in East Africa who were seeking entry into the United States.
“I believe in and I am committed to upholding the mission, vision and values of the Pro Bono Counseling Project,” says Amy. “I look forward to working with our clients, clinicians and organization partners.”
Going forward, Amy has an ambitious agenda for PBCP, aimed at strengthening the organization and positioning it to address today’s many challenges and opportunities. Her goals for the organization include increasing the number of participating clinicians, diversifying sources of funding, fully incorporating the CHAI program into PBCP, and developing the organization’s continuing education workshops to better prepare clinicians to meet the unique needs of PBCP clients.
An active member of her community, Amy lives in Baltimore City with her husband, daughter, and her Staffordshire Terrier, Petunia.