Stephanie is an occupational therapist licensed in California and registered nationally (OTR/L). Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from University of California, Los Angeles, and received both her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.
During her doctoral residency at John Wesley Community Health (JWCH) Institute’s Center for Community Health, a federally qualified health center with a homeless healthcare designation, Stephanie focused on integrated behavioral health in primary care for persons experiencing homelessness. Stephanie has experience providing services across the continuum of homeless services in Los Angeles, e.g., street, shelter, clinic, medical respite, and supportive housing settings.
Prior to joining the DMH-UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership (PMHP), Stephanie served as the Director of Behavioral Health and Case Management at JWCH Institute’s Martin Luther King Jr. Recuperative Care Center, a 96-bed medical respite for persons experiencing homelessness.
Stephanie was a Lead Implementation Specialist at DMH-UCLA PMHP. Stephanie’s work focused primarily on supporting Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Teams throughout Los Angeles County.