Central Office Staff

Amy Martin


Amy joined TAP with over 15 years of executive leadership experience with various programs throughout Illinois. She graduated from Illinois State University with Bachelors of Science; and continued her education at the University of Illinois Springfield, focusing her areas of study on State Government and the Legislature.

Amy started her career with the Illinois State Legislature as a press secretary for the Illinois Senate. From there she spent eight years working in Chicago as a professional fundraiser at the senate, congressional, municipal and county levels of government. As chief of staff for a national political consultant, Amy expanded her budget and management experience coordinating multiple staff in different locations throughout the country.

Amy joined the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), where she held several positions including marketing director, and regional economic development director while serving as the State Director for the Illinois Main Street Program. In 2013, she accepted a cabinet level position with the state as Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency overseeing the State Historic Sites and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

After leaving the state, Amy took on the position of Interim President and CEO at the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies. Her experience over the years has led to her belief that optimism and compassion will triumph over cynicism and budget crises.

Amy has a strong passion for helping people and making a difference in the lives of Illinois citizens. Her extensive experience in government and nonprofit organizations provides her with a well-rounded skill set in management, government administration, grants, budgeting, legislation, marketing and fundraising which will be an added benefit to the TAP organization.

About us

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 4 universities and 11 organizations that together operate 20 centers across the state. As a network, TAP is able to offer services that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.


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