Amanda Larimer- President
Mothers Legacy Project

Amanda was first introduced to Mothers Legacy Project in 2012 as Oregon’s Young Mother of the Year. She felt an immediate passion for the message of decreasing maternal mortality. Amanda holds both an M.Ed. and M.S. degree from Portland State University. She is a high school teacher in the Beaverton School District focusing her work on anti-racist and equitable teaching practices. It is through this lens that Amanda approaches her leadership at Mothers Legacy Project. She believes the core of every society is the health and well-being of its mothers. When we focus on the health of mothers and their families we can create change at the foundational level. When Amanda attended the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations she was inspired by the powerful forces for change working to improve our world. She hopes her professional talents of teaching can be used as a catalyst to teach for change in policies impacting global maternal mortality. Amanda was a member of American Mothers, studied in London, was on the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Board, and currently has a board position on the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. Amanda is married to Craig Larimer and they are the parents of five children.


As MLP President and Founder, Jacki works closely with Board of Directors to establish and implement MLP’s strategic direction. She, also, ensures that the organization is effective, efficient and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and institutional partners. Jacki also maintains the consultative status for MLP at the United Nations.