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Stephanie Downs has served ISU WellBeing since it’s inception in April 2014. She is responsible for creating and leading the employee well-being strategies for over 6,700 benefit-eligible employees. Stephanie also co-chairs the University Well-being Leadership Alliance (UWLA) that supports the university’s strategic goal to enhance the safety, security, health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Stephanie has worked in the worksite wellness/health promotion field for over 30 years, including employment with the City of Ames, Pioneer HiBred Int’l, and the WDM Community Schools. She volunteers on the Healthiest Ames Advisory Board and is a member of the Iowa Healthiest State Conference planning team.