SLN Staff

Interim Executive Director

Amy Halm

Amy began her work with the SLN as the Project Manager in 2016. Amy’s position brings together her professional passion and personal commitment to the sibling experience. Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduate of Illinois LEND (Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities.) Amy, her husband Dan and their two children live in the Chicago suburbs. Amy grew up in North Carolina with her younger sister Emily, who has Down Syndrome. After living 800 miles apart for most of their adult lives, Amy is thrilled that she now lives less than a mile from her sister and parents and can be together for important events and everyday happenings. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and MSW from The Ohio State University.

Communications Manager

Chris Berstler

Chris Berstler joined the SLN team as the Communications Consultant in May, 2020 and has moved to his current role as the SLN’s Communications Manager, where he oversees the SLN’s social media outreach and the creation of the SLN Podcast.

Chris has over 16 years of experience in design and marketing in a wide range of industries. He is committed to leveraging his diverse professional experience to create an engaging, meaningful experience for the growing SLN audience.

Chris grew up in Colorado with his twin sister, Crystal, who has Tubular Sclerosis. Chris returned to Colorado in 2015, after designing abroad, to help his mother and sister work through the future planning process. This journey brought Chris to Rocky Mountain Sibs, the Colorado chapter of the SLN, where he completed their Allies in Leadership, Policy-making, and Systems Change training. Chris has used this training to better align his personal and professional goals with our communities.