Dr Amanda Cohn is the Greens NSW spokesperson for Health (including Mental Health), LGBTIQA+, Youth, Local Government, Emergency Services, Air Quality, Waste, Sport & Recreation and Central West, Western NSW & Riverina Murray.
Prior to entering Parliament, Dr Cohn was a GP, frontline emergency services volunteer and Deputy Mayor of Albury. In local government, she led initiatives for climate action, protection of native vegetation, recognition of First Nations heritage, and inclusion and accessibility for people with a disability and LGBTQIA+ and multicultural communities. During this time she drove regional coordination to support victim survivors of family violence as Chair of the Border Domestic Violence Network, and also served on the board of Parklands Albury-Wodonga.
As an SES volunteer for more than a decade, she was deployed across the state from Glen Innes to Warringah to Queanbeyan to support local emergency responses. She is a trained flood rescue boat operator and swift water rescue technician, and received the SES Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service provided during the 2019-2020 bushfires.
As a GP, Dr Cohn was a provider of medical abortion, gender-affirming care and health assessments for newly arrived refugees. She was a key voice in the campaign to decriminalise abortion in NSW.
Her professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Medical Studies, Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology, Masters of International Public Health, and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has taught medical students at the UNSW Rural Medical School in Albury.
She is a keen runner, cyclist, and bushwalker, and lives in Albury-Wodonga with her partner and several rescue pets.
- Health (including Mental Health)
- Local Government
- Emergency Services
- Air Quality
- Sport & Recreation
- Central West
- Western NSW
- Riverina Murray