Amber Joiner-Hill

Associate Policy Analyst

Amber Joiner-Hill is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall who conducts qualitative research on the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of the Doris Duke Fellowships Program.

Previously, Joiner-Hill was a Continuum of Care Coordinator in rural Virginia. She wrote grants, managed application processes for more than $750,000 in federal grants, facilitated a regional strategic planning process, and built capacity within a six-county collaboration focused on preventing and ending homelessness. Joiner-Hill also evaluated grant applications for federal and foundation funds. Prior to that, she worked as a planner in Austin, Texas. In this position, she conducted program evaluations, designed cultural competency curriculum for staff, and published reports on older adults and community planning.

She holds a Master of Science in Social Work, with a concentration in Community and Administrative Leadership, from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Personally and professionally, she is committed to highlighting how data can be used to empower vulnerable populations.

Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Michigan

Joiner-Hill, A. (2019, October). Culture and human services: Weaving the threads of culture throughout service provision. Session presented at the TCOM Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA.

Joiner-Hill, A. (2015, November). Collaborative & creative strategies for rural homelessness. Session presented at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference, Hampton, VA.

Joiner-Hill, A. (2014). Community planning groups: Exploratory research. Austin, TX: Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service.

Joiner-Hill, A. (2014). Focus on older adults in Travis County. Austin, TX: Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service.