Amy Perry-Goldsmith

Leadership Roles

Family Member -- Wife/Mother/Daughter/Sister | Friend | Community Advocate | Grad Student | Designer | Non-Profit Leader | Consultant

Amy Perry-Goldsmith's Bio

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Scott, for 29 years. We have five children who range in age from 13-23. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, and I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Design at Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis, IN.

My career has been in the public sector, first as a public health administrator, then as vice president of a public television production company, and then as an administrator at a non-profit that works inside the public education system.

I have served on the board of Love Guatemala, an adult education & trade school in Magdalena, Guatemala for nine years, and I currently serve as President. My life has grown progressively more urban as I’ve aged, moving from a rural town of 75 people to a mid-sized city’s suburbs to a mid-size city downtown and, eventually, to downtown Indianapolis. With those changes, I’ve grown to love urbanism, public schools, old houses, historic places, and most of all, being among diverse groups of people.

I also love to travel and enjoy international trips, especially to Guatemala, where I have friends who feel like family.

Core Values: Love | Wisdom | Honesty  

Amy defines her Core Values as:

Love: To me, this small word packs a big punch.  The author of I Corinthans 13 tells us that love is patient and kind.  That it does not envy or boast.  That it is not proud, rude or self-seeking.  That it is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, and does not delight in evil.  Love rejoices with the truth, protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres, and never fails.  Love is expansive in meaning but also very clear.  Love requires a lot from a person but also provides a great reward.  I John 4:7-8 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love..”

Wisdom: I prioritize learning and making meaning out of that learning to grow in understanding daily.  I think wisdom includes reflection, introspection, and intentionality.  Wisdom requires humility and a willingness to admit you don’t know something.  It also requires careful observation, creativity, and strategic thinking.

Honesty: I value being truthful with others and myself and having others be truthful with me and themselves.

Open to Mentor On…

Home- Navigating neurodiversity in a large family

Work- Leading a diverse team

Community- Maximizing your role as a non-profit board member

Open to Be Mentoring On…

Home- Strategies for feeding a large family whose members don’t like the same foods/many different foods

Work- Design research/Design leadership

Community- Using design principles & design leadership to advance social good

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