Amy C. Sousa

Amy, who has committed her career to the health and safety of families, came to The Guild for Human Services after five years as executive director of Wediko Children’s Services, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston.

Prior to joining Wediko, she served as executive director of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, interim executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and public policy manager for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Additionally, Amy has been a technical assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and graduate fellow in the Office of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Amy’s research has been published in the professional journals Symbolic Interaction and Disabilities Studies QuarterlyShe has been on the faculty of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her advocacy has taken her throughout the United States and to destinations around the world, including Ghana, Togo, Benin and Morocco.

A native of New Hampshire, she received a BA and PhD from Boston College and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.