Amy Delaney is a multi-state and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern Maine but also completed studies in Europe investigating differences between societal and the legal systems in England, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Amy also has a background in criminal justice including as a private investigator, animal cruelty investigator, and gang consultant. She has served on three boards of directors including Precious Paws Rescue (Maine) as an advisor/consultant, Rensselaer County Humane Society (New York) as Vice President, and the New York Gang Investigator’s Association as Regional Director.
Professionally, Amy has over twenty years of experience working in social services. She has worked with individuals from infancy to old age in all capacities including the private, public and government sectors. She has worked as a counselor for adults with schizophrenia, a child and family therapist, doing Applied Behavior Analysis with children with autism, a gang specialist/psychologist working in a private school with gang involved boys, and Chairperson of Special Education in NY just to name a few. In the government sector, she has overseen group homes for adults and children with disabilities, acted as a representative payee, and as a state guardian. She currently works for the Fayette County Board of Education as a School Psychologist in Georgia.
Additionally, Amy has a passion for animal rescue and advocacy which she has also been involved with for over two decades. She completed her graduate research in animal assisted therapy for which she is a strong advocate for. She is the founder of The Rescue Network which focuses on humane education, animal rights and advocacy, rescue, and adoption. Amy is also a certified first responder for FEMA’s Red Rover which responds to national disasters of all kinds that require animal rescue and care. She currently has three rescue dogs and five rescued cats many of which have high medical needs and are in their geriatric stages of life. Amy is a spiritualist with a strong interest in metaphysics whose beliefs are most closely associated with Hinduism and Buddhism. She is committed to instilling compassion for all sentient beings and raising spiritual awareness, understanding and connectedness for all those who she interacts with. She was raised in Northern Maine and is a bilingual French/English speaker. Amy currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.