Stephanie Salazar-Rodriguez

Stephanie Salazar-Rodriguez

Director of Community Engagement/Regional Health Connector

Stephanie is a second generation native Denverite from a mixed Native American and
Latino background and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has over 25 years’
experience working to reduce social and economic barriers to health/education
inequities in under resourced and high needs communities. She also has extensive
experience in promoting authentic community engagement, grant writing, grant
reviewing, capacity building, training and technical assistance, university guest lecturer
and conference presenter.

Stephanie recently earned a Master of Public Health (MPH), with a Leadership
Concentration from UCD Anschutz Campus, in addition to an earlier Masters of
Nonprofit Management (MNM) from Regis University, and is a Paralegal. Stephanie was
previously a Program Manager for a Promotores de Salud Program and has worked
extensively with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide education, enrollment
assistance and health literacy and over 14 years in early childhood education. Recently,
Stephanie received the “General Recognition” award at the 2019 Public Health in The
Rockies (PHiR) conference.

Stephanie is extremely active in the local community and serves on a multitude of
committees and coalitions. This includes the Denver Health Community Advisory Panel,
Denver Foundation, Basic Human Needs Committee, Family Leadership Training
Institute, Civic Design Committee, Colorado Public Health Association, Health Equity
Coalition, Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC), Board of Directors, Community First
Grants Selection Committee, Klein Buendel, Community Advisory Board, and Patient
Navigator Community Health Worker/Promotores de Salud (PN CHW PdS) Alliance. In
her free time, Stephanie enjoys walking her three dogs, listening to music and spending
time with family and friends.

Stephanie@milehighhealthalliance.org and (720) 465-7058