Stephanie Carillo, MAS, RD, is the Division Director of Programs 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.