Western States Center - Executive Director
Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR is proud to have partnered with Western States Center on this search that has successfully closed. Amy Herzfeld-Copple was selected for the position.
A longtime part of the WSC family, Amy’s more than 20 years of service to Western States Center has included experiences at all levels of the organization: as a cohort participant, field partner, volunteer trainer, and board chair before eventually joining staff as the Deputy Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives.
Raised in Idaho, Amy started volunteering for LGBTQ+ rights campaigns at the age of 14 and never looked back — her past roles have included Executive Director of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center (now Wassmuth Center for Human Rights), Oregon State Director for Working America, and Co-Executive Director for Basic Rights Oregon. Amy first connected to Western States Center as a young human rights organizer in Boise and remained an active leader for over 20 years — graduating from WSC’s then-Western Institute for Organizing and Leadership Development program in 2004 and serving on the board from 2007-2018 — before joining staff in 2018. A respected leader with two decades of experience driving inclusive democracy organizations and campaigns in the Pacific Northwest, Amy and her broad experience ranges from policy advocacy and labor organizing to electoral management and award-winning journalism. Read more about Amy.