Amanda Pohl is the Executive Director for Deliver My Vote and Deliver My Vote Educational Fund, dedicated to increasing voter access and participation across the U.S. for every voter – at home or at the polls. She is a lifelong Virginian and a macro social worker passionate about social justice, education, and community-led change. Amanda has more than a decade of experience in program development, project management, and nonprofit leadership. Amanda has developed national programs, built processes, and challenged the status quo throughout her career. Her experiences, and stories she continued to hear from those in her community, led her to run for public office and challenge the assumption that elected seats belong to incumbents.
In previous roles, she was essential in bridging the gap between the national and local practitioners of the women’s representation movement to accelerate women’s political leadership, building programs to advance women’s representation, supporting privacy rights for survivors of violence, providing technical assistance and training for sexual and domestic violence agencies and leaders on specific issues including pandemic-related emergencies, empowering grassroots leaders to share their stories to create change, and amplifying the work of community organizers and leaders.
Amanda is married with two children and their family dog. In her free time, she engages in community and church activities. Amanda loves to spend time with her family, travel, attend musical theater, visit places that are warm, and spend time on creative home improvement projects. Her children continue to fuel her passion for a just democracy and Amanda is dedicated to creating it for them and every child.
Amanda earned a B.A. from Virginia Tech with majors in Political Science and Philosophy, an M.S. in Patient Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond, and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a licensed master’s social worker in Virginia (LMSW) and Minnesota (LGSW). She is the co-author of Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing (Social Policy, 2015), a book that was a part of the Virginia Festival of the Book.