Amy Starnes, Senior Director, Digital Engagement

As the Senior Director, Digital Engagement at Best Friends, Amy Starnes oversees the strategies and campaigns that incorporate email, social media, website, apps and emerging channels to drive engagement for digital audiences. She loves using technology to create experiences that are both data-driven and meaningful for people.

Amy has worked in technology for nearly 20 years. Before joining Best Friends, she led the digital program at MSPCA-Angell in Boston, working to grow financial support and donor engagement for the organization through all digital channels.

Amy started her career working in web hosting and internet services before moving into the healthcare sector, where she developed IT solutions for Boston area hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Later, she worked for a boutique digital agency managing web development projects and client relationships.

Amy lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Elias, and their two dogs, Polly and Stella.