Amanda Harris rejoined the RHC team in April 2018 as the Strategic Planning Manager. In this role, she manages Gateway evaluation and supports the Chronic Pain Initiative.

Previously, she served as the Manager of Community Programs at the RHC from 2016-2017, where she supported the development and implementation of Alive and Well STL with a particular focus on strengthening the Ambassador Program. In her one year leave of absence from the Commission, Amanda pursued a Fulbright Research Fellowship and analyzed an intercultural birthing initiative with the Aymara population in northern Chile.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis as a John B. Ervin Scholar and with a major in Anthropology (Global Health track). During her time as an undergraduate student, she interned at Health Literacy Media, where she revamped the Health Environment Assessment and created trainings on health literacy strategies. Additionally, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Amanda conducted an investigation on the methodologies involved in studying infections of the placenta as a source of preterm birth in pregnant women.

In her spare time, she runs Wear then Share, an initiative to recycle gently-used dancewear and provide dance education to under-served youth. The program has donated over $275,000 worth of dancewear as well as instructed hundreds of children in dance education.

Contact Amanda at aharris@stlrhc.org or (314) 446-6454 ext. 1032.