Amanda Ryder has more than 10 years of experience providing capacity building and technical assistance to support the implementation and evaluation of community and school-based health initiatives. Amanda has led several large-scale capacity-building projects including her current work directing the New York State Obesity Prevention Center for Excellence, where she coordinates and develops virtual and in-person trainings and collaborative learning communities; provides direct technical assistance to grantees; and develops resources to support implementation. In addition to project work, Amanda started JSI’s Wellness Committee and is as associate director of performance improvement. Before joining JSI, Amanda worked at the Harvard Prevention Research Center, implementing and evaluating school and community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions. She received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.