American Lung Association Appoints Amanda Henry to Lead Central Florida

The American Lung Association in Florida today announced Amanda Henry as its new director of development for Central Florida. She joins from Pet Alliance, one of the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agencies, where she served as associate director of development. At the Lung Association, Henry will lead community engagement, fundraising and lung disease prevention efforts in Orlando and across Central Florida.

“Amanda stands apart as someone who has deep fundraising expertise and an impressive track record as a team lead, innovator and growth driver,” said Katrina Taylor, division vice president of development, Southeast at the Lung Association. “She is a stellar addition to the Florida team, and we are thrilled to have her.”

Henry brings more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit and hospitality sectors. In her most recent role at Pet Alliance, Henry leveraged this combination of expertise to drive dramatic growth of the organization’s two signature events, the Furball black-tie gala and the Paws in the Park festival. As the incoming director of development, she will oversee the Lung Association’s development activities and campaigns in Central Florida, including the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk.

“I am honored to lead the Lung Association in Central Florida and excited to continue its legacy of making deep community connections to improve lung health and prevent lung disease,” said Henry. “I look forward to partnering with our board and volunteers to further our mission and make a lasting impact in people’s lives. Because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.”

Henry began her nonprofit career with Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, where she successfully launched the chapter’s “Wish It Forward Program” and spearheaded the Casino Night & Poker Tournament. Afterwards, she led fundraising events and initiatives for Quest, Inc., a nonprofit that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations from Franklin University.

Get involved and help the mission of the American Lung Association. Registration for Orlando’s LUNG FORCE Run/Walk on May 4, 2024 is now open. Learn more at

For more information, contact:

Victoria O'Neill
(312) 273-5890
[email protected]

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