Director of Health Equity
Amber A. Hewitt, Ph.D., is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA. In her role, she is responsible for developing strategic policy priorities to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health outcomes, health care access, and quality. She previously worked as a health care lobbyist for an integrated, children’s health system. Amber also served as an American Psychological Association/American Association for the Advancement of Science health policy fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. She began her career as a tenure-track professor teaching undergraduate and doctorate-level courses in psychology at the University of Akron and Loyola University Chicago. Her research on adolescent identity development and well-being has been published in several top-tier academic journals. A counseling psychologist by training, Amber has provided psychotherapy and psychoeducational testing for children and families. She holds adjunct faculty appointments at Catholic University, American University, and Simmons University.