Amy Kalafa


Since childhood, Amy has been passionate about social justice and environmental issues. From the age of 7, she regularly rescued caterpillars as they fell from trees sprayed with DDT by washing them individually in her kiddy pool. She is now compelled to express that passion by speaking out as an Angry Mom fighting for the health of America’s kids.

For over 15 years, Amy has produced award-winning films, television programs and magazine articles in the field of health education. Amy’s production credits include three seasons of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s parenting show, “What Every Baby Knows”, PBS specials, “Our Nation’s Health: A Matter of Choice” and “Healthy Aging”, as well as the Reiner Foundation’s, “The First Years Last Forever”. She has produced food and health segments for “Martha Stewart Living” and has appeared as a guest chef on PBS’s, “Cultivating Life”.

Amy was recently appointed as a Lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine and Psychiatry for her work in the field of health communication, particularly in recognition of a series she created for Court TV, “Inside the Criminal Mind”. As a subcontractor, Amy has worked on numerous training films for Yale University and the US Department of Education. She is the Executive Producer of a grant-funded project, “The Trauma Business” in cooperation with the New York State Psychiatric Center and Columbia University.

Amy is also a holistic health and nutrition counselor and a Lyme Disease consultant. Her advocacy work extends to her personal life as well. She served a four-year term on the advisory board of the Weston / Westport Health District’s CDC funded “Target Lyme” prevention initiative and she is a founding board member of the AIDS Treatment Data Network, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and an organic farmer. She and her husband Alex have two teenage daughters who “bring” their lunch to school.

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