Stephanie Downs joined University Human Resources in April 2014 as the university's first WellBeing Coordinator, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She is responsible for the coordination, communication, implementation and evaluation of health and well-being programs that serve ISU employees. In addition, Stephanie partners with other ISU programs and services that support well-being and works closely with local and state health initiatives, such as the Healthiest Ames and Healthiest State projects.
Previously, Stephanie was the health promotion coordinator for the city of Ames. She holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Iowa State University, a master's degree in health promotion, with an emphasis in human resources, from Nebraska Methodist College, and is a Certified Intrinsic Coach.