Stephanie is an international development professional with expertise in domestic and international public health. Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience designing, managing, and implementing projects to improve health outcomes related to infectious and chronic disease programs. She has led start-up of various country-level HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs to reduce HIV among vulnerable populations. Recently, she led the final phase of a multi-site non-communicable disease program to strengthen community-based approaches to improve health outcomes among diabetic and hypertensive patients. She is experienced working with US government institutions and academic and local organizations. Her expertise includes capacity-building, sustainability, community engagement, local partnership/ownership, patient engagement, and bridging the gap between community and clinical services. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She has a Master in Public Health and a B.A. in International Studies