Stephanie Carillo, MAS, RD, is Program Manager of healthy food access and worksite wellness initiatives at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. Stephanie promotes health and nutrition for under-served communities through health initiatives that focus on increasing food access and physical activity opportunities through healthy retail and worksite wellness interventions through the SNAP-Ed program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded healthy retail strategies and worksite wellness initiatives funded by a Growers Association.

Stephanie has been promoting health and nutrition for under-served communities since 2001. Her dedication to serving the community includes a focus on the early years from infancy to age five. Formally, a county WIC Director, she provided nutrition programs, health services, and breastfeeding support and built the capacity of community health workers through training programs and advised on the development of a department-wide wellness program. As a certified lactation educator, Stephanie is passionate about proper nutrition early on in a child’s life. Her eight years with the WIC program were dedicated to providing families with education on good nutrition, increased access to healthy food, and connection to community resources.

Stephanie is a registered dietitian from Stony Brook University in New York and a certified lactation educator. She holds a Master’s of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition from University of California at Davis.