is a public health practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in program planning, implementation, community engagement, capacity building, and training. Her work has focused on women’s health issues, comprehensive cancer control, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, tobacco, and health equity for sexual and gender minorities. She has held leadership roles within government, non-profit, for-profit and health care settings. Most recently she served as the Cancer Programs Division Chief for DC Health, and as the Executive Director for the Capital Beast Care Center. Amari has served as investigator on multiple national behavioral research projects and has served on numerous national advisory boards and committees aimed at improving access to health care. She has contributed to several national LGBT health reports including the landmark Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health and the recent report on LGBT Best and Promising Practices Through the Cancer Continuum. She has received recognition and certificates of appreciation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society. She also received certificate of excellence among government employees from the Cafritz Foundation as well the Walter J. Lear, MD Outstanding Student Research award. She earned her master’s degree in public health from the George Washington University and a doctorate in public health from Walden University.