Amanda Purnell

Amanda has been working as an Innovation Specialist at the Veterans Administration (VA) St Louis Health Care System within the Veterans Health Care Administration (VHA) Innovators Network part-time since October 2016, and full-time since April 2018. She loves to empower others, ignite curiosity, and wonder about what’s possible. 


Prior to her work in the Innovators Network, she held leadership roles in implementing programs for prevention, integrative and complementary care, and health behavior change at the VA. She has extensive experience and training in facilitation and advancing learning in adults. She has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University.