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Andi M. Walsh, JD, LLM, MSW (she/her)

Senior Health Policy Advisor


Amanda “Andi” M. Walsh joined Children’s Institute in 2023 to build the organization’s health knowledge and capacity to inform our statewide early childhood health policy and advocacy agenda.

Andi is an attorney and social worker, or as she likes to say, “an attorney with a social worker’s heart.” Her educational and professional experience is in policy, advocacy, and program and organizational development with a focus on innovative models of care that proactively address the social determinants of health while providing healing tools at the individual and family levels. Prior to joining Children’s Institute, Andi lived in Chicago where she led the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP). In this role, Andi organized state agencies, policy makers, statewide experts, and communities in collaboration-building, policy development, and monitoring for child and family mental health. Before ICMHP, Andi was a staff attorney at the Legal Council for Health Justice, where she started as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Walgreens Co. and Baker & McKenzie, LLP.

Andi moved to Ontario, Oregon in summer 2023 and is excited to explore the wonderful outdoors that Oregon has to offer. She also enjoys storytelling, movies and plays, spiritual discovery, growth, and transformation, and relaxing with her partner, three dogs, and two cats.