Amye Leong

Amye Leong, a nationally recognized motivational speaker, is president of the health education and advocacy consulting firm Healthy Motivation. She currently travels the world as spokesperson for the UN-endorsed Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010. Her book, Get a Grip! A Take-Charge Approach to Living with Arthritis (Tarcher), has been an inspiration to people all over the world. One of ‘America’s Fifty Heroes,’ as named by The Arthritis Foundation, she carried the torch for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. She was appointed advisor to the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases, and chaired the Surgeon General’s National Council on Self-Help and Public Health. Leong, who founded the nation’s first and largest network of young adults with arthritis education programs, continues to provide extensive peer counseling to those affected by arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and their families.