Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD is the director of the Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) a program of the Public Health Institute. She has over fourteen years of experience working on nutrition education, social marketing, and chronic disease prevention interventions serving vulnerable populations. Ms. DeLisio has extensive experience in training and capacity building efforts, multi-level interventions, leadership development, and coalition building around common goals. She is passionate about implementing community driven approaches that increase equitable polices and social justice in low resourced communities. Ms. DeLisio currently directs the overall vision and strategic direction at CWN including all programmatic and procurement processes and fiduciary obligations for contracts with federal, state, and local governments and private funders.
Ms. DeLisio personally oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) statewide contract funded through the California Department of Social Services focused on evaluation and innovation, several projects covering the eight state USDA Southeast region and Georgia focused on coalition building, evaluation, program support and increasing access to fruits and vegetables, and the CDC Cooperative Agreement providing technical support to the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity REACH grantees nationwide focused on community engagement through participatory action research and other engagement strategies.
Prior to joining CWN, Ms. DeLisio implemented new clinic policies and procedure to improve diabetes care for patients at the Watts Health Center, developed a statewide multi-layered Breastfeeding Campaign for the California Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and provided statewide training and technical assistance to SNAP-Ed grantees in California.
Ms. DeLisio is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree and attended the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Youngstown State University in Ohio.