2024 Top 20 Impact Makers Honorees
2024 Top 20 Inspiring Woman Impact Maker Award
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Amalia Stanton is a senior executive who believes that health care must be equitable and inclusive to ensure our communities thrive and contribute to the overall social fabric.
Amalia is senior vice president, chief strategic communications and marketing officer for the Memorial Hermann Health System. She oversees its internal, external, and strategic communications, as well as its marketing and branding efforts. During her over-15-year tenure with the not-for-profit organization, Amalia has been instrumental in driving growth and brand awareness, as well as helping to build Memorial Hermann’s reputation as a leading, trusted, high quality health care provider in Greater Houston and across the nation. She also co-leads Memorial Hermann’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Community Council, which focuses on expanding equity, diversity, and inclusion commitments to the community.
Amalia’s parents immigrated to the United States from Argentina so that they and their children could experience what they believed were endless opportunities for growth and education. Her father was a cardiologist and worked at Memorial Hermann until his recent retirement.
Amalia has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a double major in politics, philosophy, and law and Spanish. She earned her master’s degree at Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications in public relations.
A prominent leader in health care marketing and communications, Amalia began her career at Memorial Hermann as director of internal and physician communications. She then transitioned to director of advertising and brand communication and later was promoted to vice president, marketing. In the latter capacity, she led the marketing division, including brand and advertising, creative services, digital marketing, and market research.
Amalia is infinitely proud to work in a health care system that takes care of everybody, including the underserved and uninsured. She is proud of Memorial Hermann’s meaningful efforts to address social disparities and equity and their work to help change the health landscape of Houston.
In 2022, Amalia was named one of the Top 100 Chief Marketing Officers by Diversity First. According to Diversity First, the role of a chief marketing officer (CMO) requires insight into customer needs, understanding of organizational goals, and knowledge of effective marketing strategies. Some of the criteria that individuals who are chosen as a top 100 marketing officer must meet are: they are recognized as a marketing thought leader; they execute customer-focused marketing strategies with an emphasis on diversity; and they ensure marketing communications accurately reflect diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
In 2023, Amalia was named to the Power 50 List for the 19th Annual National Diversity & Leadership Conference. This national award honors women senior executives from top companies who are committed to improving their organizations and communities through leadership and community service.
Most recently, Amalia was honored as a 2023 Women-in-Medicine nominee by the Arts of Healing Foundation and was named a 2023 Woman who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal.
In service to her community, Amalia supports many worthy organizations, including serving on the executive leadership team of the March of Dimes Houston board of directors. She is proud to be a longtime supporter of the organization and has helped it raise millions of dollars to further its valuable research. As well, she is a member of the Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) advisory board. It is Amalia’s belief that we must teach and remember history and that we must address inequity and biases that still persist today, or history will continue to repeat itself.
Amalia is most proud of her beautiful twin daughters and her family. Her twins, who were born very prematurely at 27 weeks, spent the first four months in the NICU, and it is both a miracle and a testament to medical science that they survived. She never takes a moment with them for granted and is grateful beyond measure for her supportive, kind, and loving husband, Brian, who is her greatest cheerleader.
While medicine runs in her blood, family, above all else, is what is most important to Amalia. To this day, she and her extended family gather together, each Sunday, for lunch at her parents’ home, to maintain their strong bonds, reinforce their Argentinian roots, and connect with one another.
It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Amalia Stanton has been named a Top 20 Inspiring Woman Impact Maker for 2024.