Organizational Consulting

We only don’t do things because we think they’re not possible.  For over 20 years, Amy has been a trailblazer, piercing the thick jungle with a machete and making sure the rest of the pack makes it. Whether it is with students, young professionals, or people traditionally overlooked, she is a maverick, showing others that their dreams are possible. In doing so, Amy guides others to become powerful, influential shakers and makers.  

Community Engagement: Amy consults with organizations, artists and researchers committed to broadening their community and cultural engagement. For 14 years, Amy has worked directly with immigrant and refugee communities from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Amy’s strength is in methodology. She has facilitated and designed interactive art and cultural exchanges, curriculum development and devised performances,  diverse advocacy collaboratives, research projects, quantitative and qualitative research tools. Her work centers the voice of marginalized communities through heartful connections and being human together. Amy’s PhD is in Cultural Psychology with attention to cultural differences in sexual communication styles. Her Postdoctoral work focused on cultural influences on sexual and reproductive health behaviors.

Grant Writing and Program Design: Amy has written successful grants for 20 years including academic research grants, foundation program grants and county service delivery proposals. Her gift is in designing innovative concepts, bringing together collaborative partnerships, engaging program staff in design, and offering feasible implementation plans. Amy cares deeply about lifting up communities and ideas that are not traditionally heard. Her passion for community-driven work makes her effective. Amy thrives in collaborative processes and has a vast network of partners across diverse sectors including the arts, direct service providers, social entrepreneurs, activists and educators.


Partners + Projects
ARTS 
  • A Place of Her Own
  • Asian American Women Artists Association
  • Chinese Immersion School DeAvila
  • Healing Arts Collaborative
  • Puri Arts
COACHING
  • Diversity in Health Training Institute
  • LeaderSpring
  • Oakland International HS
  • Wellness in Action


IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 
  • Alameda Co. Behavioral Health Care Services
  • Asian Refugees United
  • Building Home Together
  • Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
  • East Bay Refugee Forum
  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay
  • ONE Africa Collaborative
  • Street Level Health Project





SEXUAL  HEALTH
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center
  • HIV/AIDS Asian Pacific Islander Collaborative
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
UNIVERSITIES
  • Sacramento State University
  • San Francisco State University        
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UCSB
  • UCSF

“Amy is a humanist and social activist who initiates, inspires and empowers. She works to attain the best possible opportunities for all the communities involved. The beauty is that Amy does this in a collaborative working environment that comes to life with her laughter,  passion and creativity.”
M.A., Executive Director
About Amy
Amy holds a MA in Counseling Psychology (UCSB), a PhD in Cultural Psychology (UCD) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology and Medicine (UCSF). She has trained in Bioenergy Balancing, Comprehensive Energy Psychology and shamanic journeying. She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She has been a member of American Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Amy also  received theater training at American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress and Back to the Source Educator’s Institute and has been a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Contact Amy 

Amy offers Vibrational Energy Coaching to individuals as well as organizational consulting.

Email: amygracelam@gmail.com
San Francisco, California