Amanda Helfer

Senior Project Manager

Amanda Helfer is a project manager who believes we can affect intractable problems with collaboration and tenacity. Her focus is on building incipient ideas into successful projects through crafting objectives, identifying measures and using communication and teamwork to move forward.

Prior to joining Panorama, Amanda led a policy research team investigating labor policy issues for the City of Seattle. The research became the grounds for Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance, a new panacea for equitable treatment of low-wage workers. Amanda’s nonprofit experience has focused on partnerships.

At United Way, she managed a federal AmeriCorps program that leveraged volunteerism to fight poverty. 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 interning at PATH and teaching English for nearly a year in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Amanda holds a masters of public administration and a certificate in global health from the University of Washington. She also holds a bachelor of arts in international politics from Willamette University.