Stephanie Macwhorter
Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie has contributed positively to the health of the Santa Cruz community, working in both private and public health services since 1989. As a dedicated public health professional, she remains focused on ensuring that accessible, high-quality and effective healthcare services are available to all to keep our community thriving and healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Stephanie has been with Janus since July 2021 and was instrumental in launching the “Open Access” model of care for our withdrawal management program. 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. This state-of-the-art medical and behavioral health center brought a shared campus with Dientes and MidPen Housing to Live Oak in Santa Cruz County. She has extensive experience working collaboratively with Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan Administrators, County health partners on initiatives aimed at strengthening systems of care for under-resourced, at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Stephanie has also 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 for recognizing and improving system gaps, Stephanie plans to continue to expand and improve Janus’s behavioral health programs and SUD/AUD/OUD services for the Santa Cruz community and surrounding area.

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