Amani D. Legagneur is the Manager of Spiritual Health and Education for the Northside Hospital system. She is a CPE Supervisor certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE, Inc.). Amani has an extensive history of scholarship and meaningful work in theological studies, healthcare, and related fields. Amani graduated from Amherst College with a dual degree in Interdisciplinary Biochemistry and Spanish Language and Culture. She then worked for two years as a biomedical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital with a concentration in breast cancer research and executing clinical protocols with patients suffering from eating disorders and late stage AIDS wasting disorder. Amani established The Treasure Chest Publishing Company and published her first volume of poetry, Cymbals and Thyme, while working as a researcher. The reflective process of writing her book and a persistent draw toward theological studies led Amani to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School the following year. Although Amani had an apostolic sense of her life purpose in healing, preaching, and teaching from an early age, her tenure at Harvard helped her to frame this sense as a call to ministry. She entered and completed CPE training through the supervisory level at the Emory Center for Pastoral Services in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Emory, Amani specialized in spiritual care for those experiencing perinatal loss. Her passion for this ministry was one motivator for her move to Northside Hospital in 2009 where she started as a CPE Program Coordinator. Through her vocation as a CPE Supervisor, chaplain, and author, Amani lives into her identity as a lifelong learner who is honored to educate and accompany others in their journeys through interventional and preventative spiritual healthcare.
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