Stephanie Gioia-Beckman - Senior Policy Advisor

Stephanie Gioia joined the Fourth District in March of 2004 to work on health care and social service issues for adults and children.

A UC Santa Barbara graduate, Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and spent over four years on the staff of former state Sen. Dede Alpert. Her work experience prior to politics includes serving as a counselor and supervisor for severally emotionally disturbed children in a residential treatment center.

Stephanie’s experience working with abused and neglected children inspired her passion to affect policies that would protect and provide opportunities to foster youth and other vulnerable populations. It was a natural step for Stephanie to transition into becoming a community representative to former Sen. Alpert, who was a leading advocate and policy maker for children’s issues.

For Supervisor Roberts, Stephanie develops policy recommendations and serves as an advisor in the areas of health care, social services and juvenile justice. She works with Community Health Improvement Partners policy committee, The Council of Community Clinics, Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego Workforce Partnership and the eight hospitals located in the Fourth Supervisorial District. She also serves as a liaison to a variety of other agencies and government departments that administer programs in these policy areas.

The San Diego native also represents Roberts before the Polinsky Children’s Center Board of Trustees, San Pasqual Academy Foundation, San County Childhood Obesity Leadership Council, Nutrition Security Taskforce and Juvenile Justice Comprehensive Strategy Task Force.

Responsibilities

Policy:

Adult Protective Services
Alcohol and Drug Services
Pandemic H1N1
CalWORKS
Children’s Issues
Adoptions and Foster Youth
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition
Maternal, Child and Health Family Services
Polinsky Children’s Center
San Pasqual Academy
Underage Drinking
Chronic Disease Management
Emergency Medical Services
Fluoridation
Food Stamps
Healthcare Safety Net
Community Clinics
County Medical Services
Hospitals
Health Plans
Medi-Cal and Healthy Families
Homeless Support Services
In-Home Supportive Services
Literacy
Mental Health Services
Senior Programs
Probation (Juvenile)
Juvenile Justice Programs
Juvenile Institutions
Juvenile Court
Work Force Development

Boards and Commissions:

Commission on Children Youth and Families
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Leadership Council
Juvenile Justice Comprehensive Strategy Task Force
Mental Health Services Advisory Board
Health Services Advisory Board
First Five Commission
Polinsky Center Board of Trustees
San Diego Workforce Partnership Policy Committee
San Pasqual Academy Foundation

Communities:

Serra Mesa
Serra Mesa Community Council

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335
San Diego, CA 92101


Phone: (619) 531-5544


Email: stephanie.gioia@sdcounty.ca.gov