Stephanie Paneca-Navarro, MSW, LSW, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports CHCS projects related to population health and health equity, with a particular focus on building partnerships between Medicaid agencies and health and community stakeholders at the state, regional, and community levels.

Prior to joining CHCS, Stephanie served as a community health educator and an outreach specialist at Amerigroup where she was responsible for developing health education initiatives and leading a team of community health workers. She also worked at the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium as a program coordinator in the community health program department. Throughout her career, she has dedicated herself to providing education, support, and resources to marginalized populations and advancing health equity.

Stephanie holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from Rutgers University.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends, particularly her two children. She is moved by mountains, music, and nurturing relationships.