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About Amy


My husband and I moved to Novato 30 years ago to raise our family, and we’ve never looked back. I love our creative “can-do” spirit and community commitment to one another and a sustainable future.

As the former Director of the UCSF Organ Transplant Department, I’ve managed complex patient and staff needs, and balanced a large budget. Even in these often difficult circumstances, I’ve seen amazing things come through collaboration, creativity, the willingness to respectfully work through different perspectives, and a fearless commitment to positive solutions.

As a community member, author, and parent I’ve remained locally engaged. Now that I’m retired, I have the time to bring my skills and experience to city governance.

I ask for your vote, and your partnership in shaping a future rooted in possibility. Please be in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

To watch a podcast with Amy sharing a bit more about her and her background, please click the link below.

To hear audio only, you can click this link below. 

Local Engagement

Chair, Measure “A” Campaign (which yielded $107M for school infrastructure)

Recipient, Superintendent’s Volunteer of Year Award

President, Novato Human Needs Board (ret.)

Successfully lobbied Senate President pro tempore John Burton and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin (which resulted in $200K for Novato public schools)

Girls Team Basketball Coach, Novato Parks and Recreation (ret.)

Raised funds for two new playgrounds at Loma Verde School

Raised funds for the improvements at Dunphy Little League Field (Hamilton)

Raised Hamilton Novato Library funds (used for new furnishings and computers)

Raised funds for the Hamilton Pool Water Slide

Planning Committee & Alumni, Novato Leadership Training (ret.)

President, North Marin PTA Council—Novato (ret.); recipient, Golden Acorn Award

President, San Jose Middle School PTA (ret.)

Site Leadership, Loma Verde and San Jose Middle schools

Assisted Loma Verde Principal with winning the California Distinguished School Award

Certified SSLY / Hatha Yoga teacher (Chopra Center) 

National Engagement

Author: Aunt Mary’s Guide to Raising Children the Old Fashioned Way - A memoir (2009); CUT - A medical mystery (2017) 

President, NATCO (North American Transplant Coordinators) (ret.); was actively involved in formulating Federal legislation that realized funding within one year

American Business Women’s Association, Chicago Chapter, President (ret.)

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Board of Directors (ret.)

American Delegation to China (one of 30 medical professionals representing the specialties of dialysis and transplantation) 

ASTS Northwestern Leadership Development

UCSF Medical Center Leadership Academy

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Graduated Chicago Second City Players IMPROV workshop (performed on stage at Second City at graduation)

Improv classes at BATS (Bay Area Theatre Sports, Fort Mason, San Francisco)   

Amy Peele for City Council 2019 
FPPC ID# 1420427
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