HealthyUNCG Director

Stefanie Milroy Stefanie Milroy, MPH, CHES

Stefanie is a graduate of The University at North Carolina at Greensboro where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education (’04) and her Master of Public Health (’06).  While attending UNCG, Stefanie received her certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. She is also a certified health and wellness coach.

Prior to becoming the Director of HealthyUNCG in July 2013, she served as the Executive Director of the Be Active-UNCG Partnership from 2010-2013. She has also served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG since 2007. Stefanie’s previous work includes Director of Health Education at the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and as Intervention Coordinator for the Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program at Wake Forest University.

Stefanie’s research and interest areas include chronic disease management, physical activity promotion, and access to healthy foods particularly as it relates to employee wellness. Stefanie is a Greensboro native and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff; 3 children, Gracie, Lila, and Jett; dogs, Ellie, Lucy, and Frank; and guinea pig, Tubbs.


HealthyUNCG Graduate Assistants


Alexis_Steptoe Alexis Steptoe

Alexis is a second year candidate in the Masters of Public Health program in the Department of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Alexis earned her Bachelor of Science in Health & Human Performance with a concentration in Health Education/Health Promotion from  Radford University. During her time at RU Alexis was the president of the Peer Health Educators Club, served as the Area 12 representative for the national peer education organization BACCHUS, was an intern for Radford University’s Health Educator, received the overall HHP outstanding student award, was established as a Scholar Citizen Fellow, and was the keynote speaker for the College of Education & Human Development commencement address. Alexis is passionate about community wellness and health education with hopes of enriching her knowledge while here at UNCG. Outside of the academic setting Alexis enjoys anything related to nature, fitness, and socially engaging opportunities.


 Scarlett Ruppert


Scarlett is a first year graduate student in the Masters of Public Health program  at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Scarlett completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Health at Winthrop University. During her time at Winthrop, Scarlett was the Exercise Science Club vice president, the vice president of the Winthrop Recreation Advisory Council, and a member of the Exercise Science Honors Fraternity. Scarlett completed a 560 hour internship with the University of South Carolina in their Campus Wellness program. After graduation, Scarlett worked as a traveling exercise physiologist where she conducted annual stress tests for firefighters, police, and other first responder teams. Scarlett enjoys reaching out to others about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how proper exercise and nutrition can contribute to overall personal happiness and well-being. Outside of her professional career, Scarlett enjoys backpacking, camping, weightlifting, and catching up with old friends.