“It’s time to stop having meetings about the people without the people.”
~Amanda M. Dunlap
A Seat At The Table Consulting, Solutions, & Public Relations, LLC was created to bridge connections between organizations and their intended audience and consumer base by eliminating barriers to engagement.
Our mission is to empower those most impacted by organizational decision making. We do this by bringing voices that are often unheard to the forefront of the spaces and processes for planning, implementing, and evaluating services, products and initiatives.
Amanda is the founder and director of A Seat at The Table Consulting, Solutions, and Public Relations LLC. As a formally trained nurse and public health professional, her experience and skills span a spectrum of areas. Born and raised in the city of Detroit, she has a heart for community and for people overall
Amanda is a Labor & Delivery nurse in Detroit, MI. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Michigan with a concentration in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies Gender & Health in 2011. She then went on to earn her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education with a certificate in Global Health in 2013. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in 2015.
In addition to her work as a clinical bedside nurse, Amanda has been the project manager for a national NIH funded study focusing on adolescents living with HIV. She also served as a research assistant on the Kellogg Foundation's program evaluation team where she assessed the Sew Up the Safety Net Initiative. This project focused on structures and services that create support for women and children. During her time with the Children’s Defense Fund, she worked with youth leaders from around the country on community organizing and galvanizing youth for social justice. As a peer educator with the Pedagogy of Action she’s worked with university faculty, community members, and students on basic and accessible HIV education in Jamaica and South Africa.
Her other experience and skills include needs assessment, qualitative interviewing, protocol, program & survey development, and material design. She has a passion for community empowerment, reproductive health justice, birth disparities, and environmental health justice for vulnerable and disenfranchised communities.