Steve Dennis | Program Policy Consultant I first met Amanda following a fatal attack in Somalia in 2008. She arrived as head of the quick reaction support team. Even though I deployed to the program after the incident, her support to all staff including me was exemplary. Some years later, after being shot and kidnapped myself, Amanda's articles were a strong source of support for my resulting PTSD. Humanitarian aid workers often neglect their own needs when focussing on assisting others. Amanda's insights in those numerous articles were instrumental in breaking down disability stigma, building terminology related to my struggle, and sharing valuable tools to manage or resolve long-standing problems. Beyond Amanda's care to me, I have witnessed her support of others. A recent example is her request for my support to someone else. In my struggles with PTSD, I felt that my hope would die a little when I was turned away by others with a quick, "Sorry, I can't help you." I feel her referral to people throughout her network is a strong indication of a higher standard of client care. With Amanda's vast experience in humanitarianism, intimate knowledge of trauma and recovery, and her longstanding engagement with support, I confidently recommend her.
Dan Collison | Director of Programmes: War Child UK Amanda provided gold standard support to War Child in developing our staff care programme, both in terms of the systems and culture that can improve day to day staff wellbeing, as well as the direct support to critical incidents. We are really pleased to have had her associated with our oragnisation, and I would strongly recommend her services to any other NGO.
Adam Childs | Director Risk Analysis: tCeti Amanda works at the highest professional levels and is incredibly capable at what she does - she is productive - helping her clients make good and timely progress whilst being caring and compassionate. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Amanda.
Kaz de Jong | Manager Staff Care: Medecins Sans Frontieres - Holland Amanda Lee had been a member of the MSF Psychosocial Care Unit for several years. This unit address mental health and psychosocial problems among of national and international staff. Amanda worked as consultant in this unit. She did a lot of field visits to address ongoing stress issues of the staff and was also involved in the support of staff after critical incidents. Amanda is a highly professional and qualified person and a loyal member of the unit.
Bethuel Nyachienga | Mental Health Program Manager: Partners In Health Amanda was my direct supervisor and mentor on MHPSS. She is keen on detail, professional and ethical in her work. She is always available, exceptional trainer, respectful and approachable. She is good in emergency mental health response, good trainer and psychologist.
Lauren Valbert | Partner and Chief of Client Delivery: InnoLeaps Over the last 8 years I have known Amanda and borne witness to her high level of professional skill in providing stellar Global HR Psychosocial Management and Staff guidance to large international organizations. She has the unique ability to think and act strategically, yet provide training and coaching with empathy and methodological expertise. Essentially Amanda has an innate sense of what needs to be done to raise organizations and their staff to the next level.
Nathalie Duveiller | Child Protection Specialist Amanda is a thoughtful and professional advisor who makes you feel comfortable and guides you through the processes of identifying the sources of stress to improve your personal and professional well being. She is open and sensitive in her approach as she shares her experiences to build trust in the relationship. Whether in the workshops or the personal interviews my staff all expressed positive feedback from the exchanges and advice they received during her mission in DRC. Every organization would benefit greatly from her expertise and guidance to make their working environment more positive for their staff.
Bert Schilte | MD, General Practitioner: Private Practice I worked with Amanda Lee on a mission for Medecins sans Frontieres in the field. We worked under high pressure on a difficult assignment. I found her to be very engaged and committed to our project and can recommend her as a colleague at work.
Matthew Bryant | Psychosocial Supervisor: CTG Global and IOM Amanda is exceptionally amazing! My first time to meet her was when I was being interviewed by her during the time I applied for a job at the Buchanan ETU. The little time i spent with her really made my day and released my stress. I have no hindrance in recommending her to any entity or individual.
Fairchild McGough Dixon | Lab Leader: Luminaire Amanda is an incredible team player, motivator and leader. Her positive energy and her keen insightful compassion offers lightness and caring to any group that she works with. She is an accomplished therapist who has helped countless people along the difficult path of recovering from tragedies, abuse, cultural bias, political disenfranchisement and vital assistance developing new and inspiring directions for their possible new future trajectories. She would be an asset to any company she cared to join and it was a great pleasure to work with her.
Jeneen Schloz | CEO: Peoples Pharmacy I have known Amanda for 16 years and have worked with her at United Way. Aside from being one of the most astute and articulate people I know, she is also by far one of the most dynamic and creative. She is a very strong leader, an excellent writer and a conscientious professional who will always go the extra mile to meet her goals and obligations. She would be an asset to any organization.
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