Director of Community Education
Stephanie is the Director of Public Relations for Community Bridges. She is an expert prevention trainer on drug trends and resources spending the majority of her time educating the public about the realities of drug abuse. Stephanie is dedicated to working with service providers, probation officers, the public and private health sector, local colleges and universities as well as local businesses.
Stephanie Siete holds degrees in Health Education and Mass Communication. She graduated from Illinois State University with dual Bachelor degrees in 1999 and became a nationally recognized Certified Health Education Specialist that same year.
Stephanie has been with Community Bridges since 2002. She began her work as a Prevention Specialist in Valley schools and soon moved into a role of Community Outreach speaking to students, parents, teachers and administrators in school districts and colleges. She continues to train police departments, fire stations, corporate sites and crisis volunteers on drug trends, signs and symptoms and drug concealment.
Stephanie is a respected speaker on drug prevention in the Valley; she has also spoken at larger scale venues: National School Resource Officers Conference (NASRO), AZ School Resource Officers Conference (ASROA), AZ Drug Court Conference and frequently does interviews with NBC, ABC, Fox and AZ Family Channel 3.
Stephanie has also been a part of the Northeast Valley Coalition against Methamphetamine since its creation in April 2006. She serves in a leadership role on the Steering Committee and co-chairs the Community Education subcommittee. She was an instructor for the Substance Abuse and Behaviors Health Sciences course at Paradise Valley Community College in 2007-08. She was recently featured in the AZ state Crystal Darkness documentary (April 2008) and provided hundreds of hours of volunteer time to the project. Stephanie is also a current member of the Women of Scottsdale networking group.
Stephanie is passionately involved in preventing substance abuse but also enjoys spending time with her dogs, rollerblading and traveling.