A Santa Rosa native, Stephanie Manieri was raised in the Southwest part of town. The daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Venezuela, Stephanie is a proud first-generation college graduate having earned a B.S. in Public Health and Biology, and an MS in Health Policy of Law from UCSF – all by age 23.
Having strong roots in Sonoma County, Stephanie is committed to addressing public health issues in her community. She has worked for Verity, the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, and Council on Aging using her bilingual bicultural skills to help Latino families impacted by trauma. Stephanie currently works as a Program Manager for Latino Service Providers, running the Youth Promotores program, which trains local students, ages 16-25, as mental health ambassadors. Stephanie also serves as a trustee on the Santa Rosa City School Board, where she is a fierce and thoughtful advocate for students and families affected by structural discrimination. Stephanie hopes to motivate more young people of color to pursue community leadership roles.
Part of Stephanie’s commitment to public health includes a commitment to solving the local housing scarcity and affordability challenges. Stephanie is excited about serving on the Generation Housing board because “Gen H has real potential to create more and more affordable housing for our most vulnerable. Safe and stable housing is a key part of the prescription for good health.” Stephanie and her husband, Jorge Inocencio, recently bought their first home. Stephanie is dedicated to ensuring that members of her generation and future generations can do the same.
When Stephanie is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and finding cool spots to enjoy a nice locally crafted beer.