Amy Slaughter joined RefugePoint in 2008 as its Chief Operating Officer to help build the agency and now, as Chief Strategy Officer, oversees its visioning, planning, policy advocacy and partnerships.

Since the early 1990s, Amy has had the privilege of working with refugee populations from all regions of the globe while living in former Yugoslavia, Russia, Ghana, Switzerland, Austria, France, Guam and the Czech Republic. Amy has worked and consulted for a variety of refugee NGOs as well as UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She has held leadership positions with agencies contracted by the U.S. Department of State, overseeing resettlement processing to the U.S. from Belgrade (IOM), Accra (CWS) and Vienna (HIAS), for Bosnian, Liberian and Iranian refugees respectively. Working with the resettlement agency headquarters in New York of LIRS, CWS and EMM, Amy oversaw the reception and integration of refugees resettled through their nationwide affiliate networks. In that capacity, Amy traveled throughout the U.S. to monitor the quality of local resettlement programs and community engagement with refugees.

With a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Florida, Amy is a frequent panelist at refugee conferences and has published several articles on refugee protection. Amy co-authored the article “A surrogate state?: The role of UNHCR in protracted refugee situations,” which is frequently taught in forced migration courses.