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 particularly include health in aging, workplace wellness culture, and advocating for more supportive family leave policies and maternal/paternal support in the workplace. Stefanie is a Greensboro native and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff; 3 children, Gracie, Lila, and Jett; dogs, Lucy, and Frank; and cat, Bolt.
HealthyUNCG Graduate Assistants
Shannon is a second year graduate student in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shannon completed her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from UNC Greensboro in 2013. After graduation, Shannon worked as a public health nutritionist at a local health department where she did nutrition assessment, education, planning and community outreach. While working, Shannon also volunteered with Second Harvest Food Bank as a nutritionist/culinary instructor for Share Our Strength Cooking Matters and received an award for volunteer of the year. Shannon’s interests include wellness, nutrition, physical activity and health education. Outside of school, Shannon enjoys working out, being active, meal prep, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog niece.
Zach is a first year graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Zach earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the University of Florida in 2018. He entered graduate school directly after completing his undergraduate studies. In his final semester at the University of Florida, Zach served as the wellness intern for Barrett, Liner and Buss in Ocala, FL where he assisted with program development and implementation for a number of clients within Marion County. Zach also played four years of college lacrosse, serving as team captain as a senior. In his free time, Zach enjoys traveling, being outdoors, working out and playing lacrosse.