Stephanie Carillo first joined the Public Health Institute in 2006 as a Health Educator supporting nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies for low-resource Californians through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) interventions. She rejoined Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in 2013 as Program Manager of special health initiatives that focus on increasing food access and physical activity opportunities through worksite wellness interventions and healthy retail initiatives.

Stephanie has over 13 years promoting health and nutrition for underserved communities. Her dedication to serving the community includes a focus on the early years from infancy to age five. Prior to joining CWN, Stephanie was the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Director for San Joaquin County providing nutrition programs, health services and breastfeeding support countywide. 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 as well as building capacity of community health workers through skills-based training on nutrition and physical activity for pregnant, postpartum women and children age zero to five.

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.