Vice President of Administration
Stephanie earned a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph. Passionate about advancing population health, she worked as an HIV Prevention Program Officer with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe), managed youth programming for the Newcomer Centre of Peel (Mississauga, Ontario), and served as a Research Analyst with the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (Guelph, Ontario). In 2018, she was recruited to the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) where she now manages a new research centre that develops new brain-imaging agents to improve mental health.
Dedicated to inspiring and empowering leaders in the community, she served on the NAAAP Toronto Board of Directors since 2008 and concurrently served on the NAAAP National Programs Team from 2011 to 2014. She earned her 10-Year Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2019 and excitedly transitioned to the role of Vice President of Administration of NAAAP Toronto.
On her spare time, she loves to explore new cities—taking in new cultures, trying new foods and taking photographs (her favourite cities: Budapest, Hungary and St. Petersburg, Russia), and enjoys attending ballets (her favourite ballet: Onegin). Cats are her spirit animal.
“There are always going to be people who are younger, prettier or have more potential than you.
You have to believe that you have something that another person can’t replace.” – Xiao Nan Yu, Ballerina