Amy Haskins, a native of Hopewell, Virginia currently lives in Jackson County, West Virginia. She has worked in various areas of community health programming in Northern Virginia and West Virginia for the last 18 years. Amy currently serves as Administrator of the Jackson County Health Department as well as the Director of the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition, which became a Drug Free Communities Grantee in 2009.
Amy began working for the Jackson County Health Department in 2007 as a Public Health Educator and grant writer. In her time with the Health Department, Amy, along with her many community partners, worked with the West Virginia Legislature to ban synthetic drug sales; advocated successfully for regional incinerators throughout West Virginia; and developed statewide policies and recommendations on the proper disposal of prescription drugs collected through take back programs.
Prior to working for the Health Department, Amy worked for a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in the capacity of Director of Outreach where she assessed the gaps in services and developed programming to fill the voids in the communities in which they served. She has been instrumental in bringing federal, state, and local grant funds in to the community to assist with services for the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Jackson County.
An avid baseball fan, Amy believes in the words spoken by Roberto Clemente – “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”
Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion/Wellness Management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from George Mason University. She resides in West Virginia with her husband Jeff and their three children, Tyler, Brett, and Aubrey.