- Program Manager, Central and South America Region
Amalia Valdes is the Program Manager for the Central and South America Regional Program in Global Pediatric Medicine. She promotes networks of collaboration with the consortia in the region, developing the Regional Advisory Committee, working on performance improvement initiatives for quality improvement, and facilitating access to global resources. Amalia is a native of Bogotá, Colombia.
Prior to coming to St. Jude, Amalia was the Business Operations Manager for the Center for Information and Analytics at Regional One Health. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degrees in economic theory and health care administration. She is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ). She has more than 10 years of experience in finance and marketing in the banking industry.
When not working, Amalia devotes her time to her family, which includes her husband and two children. She believes time with family is the best investment that one can make as it has the highest return. She is passionate about helping underserved communities, especially vulnerable children and elderly populations. Also, she enjoys traveling abroad and learning new cultures.