Amanda Helfer is a program officer specializing in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at Panorama, where she examines results and data to learn valuable lessons for strategic decisions and future actions.
In her role at Panorama, Amanda brings expertise in research and analysis, public policy, project management, and monitoring and evaluation to projects. She builds incipient projects into successful collaborations through leadership, communication, and establishing strong rapport with stakeholders. Throughout her tenure at Panorama, she has worked with private and government donors, multilateral organizations, academic leaders, and civil society organizations on planetary health, menstrual health, funding landscapes, and capacity building.
Prior to joining Panorama, Amanda was the lead analyst for an independent study commissioned by the City of Seattle on employee scheduling practices. The results led to the passage of the 2016 Secure Scheduling Ordinance, which provides workers with more predictability in their schedules. At United Way, she managed a cadre of AmeriCorps members to leverage volunteerism and capacity building for low-income community members. While the Affordable Care Act rolled out, she established a solid rapport for Kaiser Permanente through community partnerships in northern Colorado. Her global experience includes a graduate internship at PATH and spending nearly one year living in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she taught English.
Amanda holds a Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in Global Health from the University of Washington. She also holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Willamette University. Amanda is also in the 2019/2020 Leadership Tomorrow cohort.
Amanda is an active member of the Washington Alpine Club and while she loves climbing Washington’s tallest peaks, she is somewhat terrified of mountain goats.