February 22, 2024

Join the Indiana Public Health Association on Wednesday, 
January 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM ET for a virtual showcase 
of partner policy and advocacy efforts from across the state!

Showcase Speakers:

Amy Chandler

Amy Chandler, MSW, MPA is the Director of Public Policy and Communications at Covering Kids & Families of Indiana which facilitates and advocates accessible and equitable health for all Hoosiers with a primary focus on healthcare coverage and children’s development. For the last seven years, Amy has been working on anti-poverty public policy, first at the Indiana Community Action Association, and now at CKF. Her goal is to demystify the legislative process so all Hoosiers can be civically engaged.

Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) having joined the FHCCI in October 2011. Amy believes that all people deserve safe, affordable, accessible housing that is free from discrimination. She has managed nonprofit fair housing organizations and programs since 1997 working previously at the Fair Housing of the Dakotas and Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Central Indiana Realtist Association, the Indiana Coalition for Human Services, and Prosperity Indiana. In 2023, she was also appointed to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Political Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead of Moorhead, Minnesota and received her Master of Business Administration from Averett College of Danville, Virginia.

Dr. Eric Yazel

Dr. Eric Yazel graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biology, followed by a M.A. in Clinical Physiology from Ball State University. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Louisville and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine there as well, serving as Chief Resident. Over the years he has been medical director for numerous EMS services in the Kentuckiana area including Clark County EMS, Rural Metro EMS, and Meade County EMS. In addition to recently being named EMS Medical Director or the State of Indiana, he also serves as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville, Attending Physician at Clark Memorial Emergency Department, Clark County Health Officer, Chief Medical Officer for LifeSpring Health Systems, and Chief Tactical Physician for the Jeffersonville Police Department. Eric was born in northern Indiana and grew up in Indianapolis. He has been a Clark County resident since 2006. He enjoys travelling, basketball, and all things outdoors, especially spending time on his farm in Borden with his wife and two children.