Stephanie has contributed positively to the health of the Santa Cruz community, working in both private and public health services in Santa Cruz County since 1989. She is a dedicated public health professional, focused on ensuring that accessible, high quality and effective healthcare services are available to all, so our community is thriving and healthy in mind, body and spirit. Stephanie’s experience includes over 6 years in operations leadership with Santa Cruz Community Health as well as an integral role in the design and planning of the 1500 Capitola Road Project, a state-of-the-art medical and behavioral health center bringing a shared campus with Dientes and MidPen Housing to Live Oak.
She has extensive experience working collaboratively with County health partners on initiatives aimed at strengthening systems of care for under-resourced, at-risk and vulnerable populations. Stephanie has been involved in program development and process improvement within community-based programs, serving individuals struggling with behavioral health challenges, chronic homelessness, substance use disorders, perinatal and pediatric care, and primary care for adults. With her passion and inherent skills in recognizing and improving system gaps, Stephanie plans to continue to expand and improve Janus’s behavioral health and SUD/AUD services for the Santa Cruz community and surrounding area.