The Reverend Amy Whitcomb Slemmer is a licensed attorney, Episcopal priest, and health care regulatory expert with over 30 years of health care policy experience. Whitcomb Slemmer began her health work as a staff member for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, participating in the drafting and passage of the HOPE Act of 1988 which evolved into the Ryan White Care Act. In Washington DC, she was an ardent AIDS activist and volunteer with both Episcopal Caring Response to AIDS and the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition, eventually joining the National Association of People with AIDS as Legislative Counsel.
Whitcomb Slemmer has a long history of legal, advocacy and social justice work on behalf of vulnerable people focusing on health care, education, immigration, and voting rights. She was the Executive Director of DC Vote, Executive Officer for the American Red Cross, Executive Director of Health Care for All, and most recently served as Counsel for the St. Stephen’s Youth Programs offering strategic guidance and legal representation for undocumented immigrants detained in Massachusetts. She has delivered talks and seminars about Change Management and Compliance across the country and currently volunteers as a member of the Board of Advocates for Bay Cove Human Services, Episcopal City Mission, and Wellspring Multi Services.
Whitcomb Slemmer is a cum laude graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. In preparation for her ordination to the priesthood, she attended both Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Roxbury. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2018 and is excited to combine her professional experience and vocational call at Fenway in pursuit of our shared Culture of Compliance.