Chief Executive Officer
On November 17, 2023, Amy Harclerode was officially appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by HMI’s Board of Directors. Having previously taken on the role of Interim CEO in April 2023, Amy, under her capable leadership, guided HMI through a period of expansion and innovation in response to the mental health crisis affecting queer and trans youth of color. Serving as HMI’s inaugural Chief Development Officer since 2017, Amy played a pivotal role in the organization’s remarkable revenue growth, providing essential support for youth programming, advocacy and capacity building initiatives.
In December 2023, Amy was named a Nonprofit Power Player by PoliticsNY and amNY Metro. Earlier, in June 2023, she was acknowledged as a 2023 LGBTQ+ Power Player by PoliticsNY and secured a coveted spot on the 2023 Power of Diversity: Pride 100 list by City & State NY. Amy’s notable achievements not only underscore her dedication to LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy but also cast a spotlight on our organization, providing substantial visibility.
Amy came to HMI from the Wildlife Conservation Society, where she led institutional giving for global conservation programming.
Currently, Amy is the Development Chair of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center. She was President and Chair of the Voss Water Foundation and has served on the Boards of Pelham Picture House, Greater Tucson Leadership, Tucson Young Professionals, and the Tucson Federal Credit Union.
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin where she was a scholarship athlete for the Division I UT Women’s Softball Team. She has a Masters in Strategic Marketing and Communications from Fordham University and lives in Mount Vernon, NY with her wife and dog, Piper.