Team Tuesday: Meet Amy!

By: Ashley Martin-Hanlon

Today, we introduce you to Amy Palmer, our new Horizons Program Co-ordinator! Take it away, Amy!
1. What is your name?
Amy Susanna Palmer
2. What is your position title?
Program Coordinator, Horizons Work Experience Program
3. What do you do at Easter Seals?
I help people who face barriers to employment get out into the workforce, as well as 
help them to build life and employability skills. I’m eager to help in any way I can!
4. How long have you been with Easter Seals?
I’m brand new! My first day was July 4, 2017.
5. What is the best thing you have learned during your time here?
I have learned that I absolutely love this job and this organization!
6. What is your biggest dream for Easter Seals this year?
My biggest dream for Easter Seals is that they continue their tradition of excellence in
helping those they work with. I also hope that more people are exposed to the programs
here, as there are so many wonderful things to be involved with!
7. What is one weird fact about you that people might find interesting?
People are always surprised by my taste in music...I love just about everything!
8. What is your favourite thing about Easter Seals House?
I love how many programs and services are offered; there is something for everyone!
9. What is your favourite song?
Just one favourite song?! I have a list of songs that I could listen to everyday, but “Little
Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris always makes me smile :)
10.Choose between winter weather, or summer weather You can only have one
for the rest of your life. Why did you make your choice?
This is easy...WINTER!!!! I love snow and winter activities, and being bundled up and
cozy is my favourite. Also, you can drink copious amounts of tea and hot chocolate and
no one will judge you ;) Besides, when I get too warm in the summer it makes me
crooked, which is just not good for anyone haha...and there are no mosquitos in the
11.What was your once in a lifetime experience?
I would definitely have to say when I saw a presentation given by Philip Riteman. Truly
12.Do you believe in magic?
I suppose anything is possible, but I would need some proof!
13.What is your favourite movie?
I have a list of movies that I’ve seen about 100 times each and could easily watch them
100 times more, but Beauty and the Beast, The Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, The Green
Mile, and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace would have to be my top 5 (note to Star
Wars fans...don’t judge my choice lol)
14.Do you have a nickname?
To my close friends: Mom
To anyone else who gets to know me: Nan
15.What was the best advice you were ever given?
One step at a time!
16.If you could go back in time for one day, what would you do?
I am a self-proclaimed history nerd, and there is so much that I would love to see...but I
also wouldn’t mind the chance to see Michael Jackson perform live in concert!
17.Imagine a perfect vacation- what is it?
Again, self proclaimed history nerd...a perfect vacation for me would be exploring the
ancient sites and museums in Egypt, Greece and Turkey!
18.Who would you share it with?
Wayne, but anyone who loves history is welcome to join!
19.Who is your hero?
Batman!! And my mom :)
20.Tell us a joke
Oh dear...I am terrible at jokes! Here goes:
What is brown and sticky?
A stick!
...I warned you!! Haha
You're a great addition to the team, Amy! 

To chat with Amy about the Horizons Program, you can reach her at or 754-1399 ext 224

About the author:

Ashley Martin-Hanlon is the Communications Coordinator at Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information contact Ashley at 754-1399 (ext 226) or, or check out their website at

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