Meet Our Staff

Amber Smith

Amber Smith joined Partnership for Change as the Coordinator in June 2014. She has previous experience working with coalitions, specifically with health behavior and program evaluation. She developed an interest in behavior change after serving in the U.S. Peace Corps as a Public Health Specialist in a rural village in Zambia. Upon returning to the U.S., Amber worked for Mayo Clinic as a Behavioral Counselor and spent a year volunteering through AmeriCorps in Radcliff, KY prior to graduate school.

Amber has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University, Master of Public Health degree from University of Kentucky, and is a Certified Prevention Professional. She lives in Golden Valley with her husband and black lab.

Amber Smith
763-581-3739
Amber.Smith@NorthMemorial.com

LeeAnn Mortensen

LeeAnn Mortensen is the Injury Prevention Coordinator for North Memorial and was formerly the Partnership for Change Coordinator. She currently serves on the Partnership for Change Steering Committee and helps with several activities. LeeAnn has many years of prevention experience, including her previous position as the Metro Regional Prevention Coordinator at the Minnesota Institute of Public Health. In that position, she provided technical assistance to local prevention coalitions, assisted in identifying and providing ATOD prevention training needs across the 7 county metro region and was a lead trainer for the Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) provided through the MN Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.

As a working adult, LeeAnn completed her undergraduate degree at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. After serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, East Africa for two years, she returned to the U.S. intent upon earning a Master of Public Health degree. She completed her graduate work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham through a fellowship awarded to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

LeeAnn Mortensen
763-581-3740
LeeAnn.Mortensen@NorthMemorial.com