National Director, Research Investment and Advocacy
Amy Weinstein is responsible for managing the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s research investment portfolio and advocacy initiatives. Amy joined PBTF in 2018 as part of the organization’s merger with A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure (AKBTC). Amy brings her strength in developing philanthropic partnerships between private and nonprofit entities (having led AKBTC to raise more than $16.5 million for pediatric brain tumor research and helping secure over $20 million in grant awards from the National Cancer Institute) and developing relationships with the scientific community through funding of multi-institutional collaborative research projects to PBTF’s mission of finding more effective treatments for all children battling brain cancer.
At PBTF, Amy’s role combines her leadership in the research arena with expertise in patient family and grassroots advocacy efforts. At AKBTC, Amy led three successful lobbying efforts which resulted in the National Institute of Health's inclusion of new language impacting the research agenda for the National Cancer Institute in childhood brain tumor research. In addition, Amy serves as a National Board Member for the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) as well as a Patient Advocate on the External Advisory Board for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Low Grade Glioma National Cancer Institute SPORE grant.
Prior to founding and leading AKBTC as Executive Director, Amy had a successful corporate career at American Express and Accenture in marketing communications with an expertise in developing philanthropic partnerships between for-profit and nonprofit entities.
Amy holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Sam, is the mother of four grown children and is thrilled to be able to make a difference in the lives not only of her own offspring, but those around the world battling pediatric brain cancer. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.