Amy joined Hockey Nova Scotia as executive director in the fall of 2018.
A strong believer in sport for social change, Amy assembled a pan-provincial team in 2019 to create the Players Journey, a human-centered design process that mapped the full experience of a hockey player, including identifying the reasons players leave the game, barriers to access, as well as opportunities to increase participation and improve the overall player experience.
In December 2019, she spearheaded the Hockey Nova Scotia Diversity & Inclusion Task Force as part of a comprehensive response to past and present incidents of racism, discrimination and abuse in hockey resulting in hundreds of recommendations, mostly from first voice experiences on how to make the game safer and more welcoming for all.
Amy also chaired the Legacy Development Committee in preparation for Nova Scotia to host the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championships. Although the event itself was moved, the committee’s comprehensive plan is on target to grow the female game for many years to come.
Most recently, in 2020 Amy co-founded the Future of Hockey Lab, a design in social innovation to promote equity, inclusion and diversity in the sport. Initially hosted by Hockey Nova Scotia and powered by Bauer, Scotiabank, Hockey Canada and Jumpstart, it is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. She is also a member of the NHL & NHLPA Female Hockey Advisory Committee.
Prior to taking the helm at Hockey Nova Scotia, Amy was the director of sport development with Sport Nova Scotia where she led a team of 16 staff charged with the growth and sustainability of quality sport experiences for all Nova Scotians. This required strong collaboration with over 55 provincial sport organizations, thousands of community sport groups, and a host of aligned industry partners.
Amy is the mother of three boys, a former minor hockey coach and a longtime volunteer. As a decorated amateur multi-sport athlete, she was a member of provincial teams for speed skating, field hockey and ice hockey, and excelled as a university hockey player.