Director, Grants & Partnerships
Amanda Stoermer (she/her) is a forward-thinking leader who often plays the role of broker and translator pushing for systems and institutions to accelerate being responsive to the priorities set by our most impacted communities. Her primary responsibilities include developing and cultivating partnerships through grantmaking and providing capacity-building assistance beyond funding.

Prior to joining Deaconess, she was the Chief of Staff & Vice President-Health Equity & Culture at the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) where she served in several different roles over 12 years. Amanda’s experience as a Community Referral Coordinator supporting individuals and families navigating care from hospital emergency departments catalyzed her commitment to racial equity and health justice. Amanda’s professional roots began as a high school teacher in Saint Louis Public Schools.

Amanda holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish and sociology from DePauw University and a master’s degree in social work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Cohort IV graduate of the Community Research Fellows Training Program which aims to increase the capacity for community-based participatory research in the St. Louis region. Amanda lives in St. Louis City with her husband and basset hound and enjoys exploring U.S. national parks in her free time.