Amanda Rackliff has 20 years of experience in marketing and leadership, particularly for hospitals and nonprofits. Until the 1960’s, her grandparents were dairy farmers in Indiana. A certified child life specialist with a Bachelor of Science from Wheelock College in Boston, Amanda previously worked for organizations including Texas Children’s Hospital, Continental Airlines and United Way. In 2018, her team received the PRISM Award from Greater Kansas City PRSA for the Saint Luke’s Community Hospital “Now Open” Campaign. In her spare time, Amanda is involved with Sky High for Kids, a fundraising organization for cancer care. She and her husband, Michael, have one grown daughter and two lab mixes.
Favorite healthy breakfast:
If Southern style grits aren’t available, then I’d go with vanilla yogurt with fruit and fresh granola mixed in.
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten:
Inago no tsukudani, or rice grasshoppers cooked in soy sauce. Very tasty and crunchy if you aren’t looking directly at them as they enter your mouth.
Best advice you’ve ever received:
From my mother, “Listen, be compassionate and respectful. You never know what the other person has experienced in life.”