HUB Fellowship: Amanda Ottley
The Pamoja Institute for Community Engagement and Action
Amanda Ottley founded The Pamoja Institute for Community Engagement and Action in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was tightening its deadly grip on Black communities. Amanda’s work supporting the needs of the East African Community during the pandemic received the “Award for Research Excellence in Black Community Impact” at the 2022 Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Conference. Amanda was also awarded the 2022 “Leadership in Business Award” from the United Way Black Advisory Committee. This award was recognition of her significant contributions to the social wellbeing of the Black community. Amanda is currently collaborating with Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to expand The Pamoja Institute’s COVID-19 initiatives that provide credible, culturally safe information about public health measures and vaccination to Black parents. She is also doing a fellowship at the University of Toronto, focusing on Black maternal health. Amanda is excited to learn alongside RNAO’s CEO as the province enters the recovery period from COVID-19, and work towards a more just future.
The HUB Fellowship gives an RN or NP the opportunity to get in the thick of things with a one-week placement with RNAO CEO Doris Grinspun. The $2,000 HUB Fellowship is generously sponsored by RNAO’s Group Home and Auto Insurance provider, HUB International Ontario Limited.