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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
APA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
APA Executive Director Doug Quinn is a Marine Corps veteran who was living a comfortable life as an investment advisor on the Jersey Shore until he lost his home in Superstorm Sandy.
Doug Quinn Bio
APA Executive Director Doug Quinn is a Marine Corps veteran who was living a comfortable life as an investment advisor on the Jersey Shore until he lost his home in Superstorm Sandy. Although he had the maximum legal amount of flood coverage, Doug’s Insurance Company only offered him 37 cents on the dollar. In the process of fighting this injustice, Doug found out that many of his friends & neighbors were also being shortchanged. His eyes were opened to rampant fraud perpetrated against the American insurance consumer by some unscrupulous actors who seek to profit from their hardship.
Doug has fought FEMA, his insurance carrier, & the bureaucracy of a disaster recovery gone wrong for 7 grueling years.
Do to his activism on behalf of consumers, Doug was asked to take the helm as the Executive Director of the American Policyholder Association, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect American insurance consumers from fraud perpetrated by insurance company employees as well as the engineering and adjusting firms they hire. Coming from a financial background, Doug believes strongly in the important role insurance plays as a risk management tool and is committed to eliminating any elements of fraud that keep it from working properly for American families.
Doug volunteers his time collecting & delivering donated supplies to disaster zones across America, rescuing animals, distributing hot food & winter clothing to the homeless, & mentoring children in his community as a Lacrosse coach.
Doug values the opportunity to build the American Policyholder Association into a powerful force for change in the industry that will effectively stand up for those who cannot defend themselves.
Amanda is a longtime consumer advocate & community organizer. She is the Founding Executive Director of both the New Jersey Organizing Project & New Jersey Resources Project.
Amanda is a longtime consumer advocate & community organizer. She is the Founding Executive Director of both the New Jersey Organizing Project & New Jersey Resources Project where she helped win the reallocation of $20 million of disaster aid to assist displaced survivors with temporary housing & co authored “The Long Road Home” a comprehensive study on the long term impacts of disaster related trauma on survivors and their families.
Amanda is a political powerhouse who has helped pass many important pieces of legislation to aid disaster victims in the post disaster recovery process. She is a former National Campaigns Director at People’s Action Network where she helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and was a co-chair of Americans for Tax Fairness.
Prior to that Amanda was Legal Services and Education Outreach Program Coordinator at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights as well as a former Lead Organizer for Education at the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition where she helped win $25 million in school construction investment to create 4 new schools in the Bronx. Amanda brings a wealth of political savvy, negotiation skills, and development experience to the APA’s Board of Directors.
APA Secretary Zachary Rynar just completed 4 years as a Senior Advisor to US Senator Robert Menendez & in that capacity worked very closely with Doug Quinn to reform the abuses in the Nat’l Flood Insurance Program.
ZACHARY RYANAR BIO
Zach just completed 4 years as a Senior Advisor to US Senator Robert Menendez & in that capacity worked very closely with APA Executive Director Doug Quinn to reform the abuses in the Nat’l Flood Insurance Program.
A graduate of Brown University, Zach earned a JD from NYU Law as well as a Masters Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Zach is a former Legislative Fellow with the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, & even interned with the Treasury Department and US Attorney’s Office Prosecution Clinic (SDNY)- all experience that will definitely come in to play with the APA’s mission.