Amy Gottlieb previously served as AFSC’s Associate Regional Director for the northeast region. She has been with the organization since 1996 and has held multiple positions within AFSC including director of the immigrant rights program in Newark, New Jersey. In this role, she was instrumental in the growth of direct legal services and organizing and advocacy work. Amy has years of experience in practicing and teaching immigration law, and she has been a longtime advocate for humane immigration policies, especially with a focus on the intersection of the immigration and criminal legal systems. Amy has a law degree from Rutgers and a master's in teaching English as a second language. She will be based in New York.
In her new role, Amy will be responsible for leading AFSC’s work to address the economic and political drivers of migration and ensure that migrants’ rights are respected in all circumstances. AFSC’s migration justice work supports migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people. In addition to offering legal services, training, human rights monitoring, and humanitarian relief, AFSC supports immigrant-led organizing and advocacy.