Director of Community Impact
“I choose to work at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation because it is an organization with a strong reputation, one which makes a meaningful difference in communities I care deeply about.”
Stephanie is a director specializing in housing and general human services. She spends her time partnering with charitable organizations and social service agencies to support, strengthen and finance their good work in the community.
Stephanie joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in 2012. Having spent her career in affordable and supportive housing, she previously served for 10 years as director of support and services for the YWCA St. Paul. Previously, she held prior positions with Tubman (formerly the Harriet Tubman Center), Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation and St. Paul Ecumenical Alliance of Congregations (SPEAC). A committed volunteer, Stephanie has served on the board of directors for HOPE Community, Clare Housing, Mental Health Resources, St. Paul Area Coalition for the Homeless (SPACH), The Family Place and Metro-wide Engagement on Shelter and Housing (MESH). Her current board memberships include Housing Link, Model Cities, Promise Neighborhood, and serves as co-chair of the Heading Home Funders Collaborative.
Stephanie earned her bachelor’s degree in housing from the University of Minnesota. She completed an 18-month mid-career apprenticeship sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) as well as a Section 8 internship with the Plymouth Housing and Redevelopment Authority. She is also a certified housing quality standards inspector.