HealthyUNCG Director

Stefanie Milroy, MPH, CHES, CHC

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 and Interns

Shaunessy Lofton

Shaunessy is a second-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. Shaunessy is also a student at East Carolina University obtaining her Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities Certificate. In her final semester at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Shaunessy in serving as an intern for the Rockingham County Primary Care initiative spearheading a pilot project tackling barrier to access to care. 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 and reading books specifically by Toni Morrison and Paulo Freire.

 

Kristen Estepp

Kristen is a first year graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Kristen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Appalachian State University in December 2019. After graduating, she served as Appalachian State’s Collegiate Recovery Community Activities Coordinator where she was an advocate and provided resources for students in recovery. Kristen‘s research interests include health behavior, wellness, and infectious disease. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and reading.

  

Briana Coggin

Briana is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Concurrently with her Master’s, Briana is earning a post-baccalaureate certification in Workplace Wellness, also from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She returned to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness in December of 2018. Over the summer, Briana was excited to join an on-going Workplace Wellness review project that falls in line with her research interests. The project allowed her to work alongside with other select members of her cohort and faculty members of the Public Health Education department at UNCG. In her spare time Briana likes to cook, watch movies, spend time with loved ones, and (when time allows) enjoy a good fiction book. 

 

Brittany Chesney

Brittany is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Concurrently with her Master’s, Brittany is earning a post-baccalaureate certification in Workplace Wellness, also from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Appalachian State University in May 2019. She entered graduate school directly after completing her undergraduate course studies and serves as a graduate research assistant for the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness. Brittany’s research interests include health behavior/health education and wellness. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her loved ones, cooking, and relaxing. 

 

Nnenne Asi

Nnenne Asi is a 2nd year Masters in Public Health student at UNCG. Nnenne is a student researcher with HealthyUNCG and assists with study design, recruitment and implementation in a study to examine wellness initiatives among various institutions. Her other research interests include Reproductive injustice and Black Maternal Disparities.