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 is an advocate for creating a culture of wellness for employees of UNCG and is one of the founding members of the now annual state wide worksite wellness conference for universities and community colleges, Making the Grade in Worksite Wellness, which she has gone on to host each year. Stefanie is a Greensboro native and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff; 4 children, Gracie, Lila, Jett, and Emily; dogs, Lucy and Frank; and cat, Bolt.
HealthyUNCG Wellness Coordinators/ Graduate Assistants
Zach is a second 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 volleyball.
Shaunessy is a first-year graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shaunessy earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2019. She entered graduate school directly after completing her undergraduate course studies. In her final semester at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Shaunessy served as a public health intern for Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center in the office of Cancer Health Equity under Radiation Oncologist Dr. Karen M. Winkfield. At her internship Shaunessy assisted with formulating new standard operating procedures when assessing patient’s tobacco usage for Winston Salem’s Downtown Health Plaza and formulating an infographic about the implications that tobacco has on the human body externally and internally. Shaunessy is the former President of Eta Sigma Gamma, UNCG’s Alpha Nu chapter, the first and only health education honorary. Her research interests are child and maternal health, health disparities, tobacco use reduction, and determinants of health. In her spare time, Shaunessy enjoys spending time with her daughter going to the park and reading books specifically by Toni Morrison and Sister Souljah.