Stephanie Hayden

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Stephanie Hayden, Director of Health & Human Services, City of Austin

Stephanie Y. Hayden previously served as Deputy Director since October of 2015. As Deputy Director, she oversaw the operations of the Health Equity and Community Engagement Division, which included management of Health Equity – Quality of Life Programs, HIV Planning Council, HIV Resources Administration, Planning and Evaluation and Social Services Policy. Stephanie has worked for the City of Austin since 2001. Prior to serving as Deputy Director, she served as Assistant Director over the Community Services Division, Family and Youth Services Manager, Social Services Supervisor and Program Supervisor at the South Austin Neighborhood Center. Stephanie is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker who has spent more than twenty years providing services and managing programs in the field of social services. She has worked in several direct social work settings including psychiatric services, school based, chemical dependency, crisis intervention, and counseling. Stephanie holds a Bachelor in Social Work from Prairie A&M University and a Masters in Social Work from the Worden School of Social Services at Our Lady of the Lake University. Stephanie is certified as a Youth Program Quality Assessor and Youth Work Management Training Consultant. Under her leadership, youth programs have been recognized by the State of Texas for their “Excellence in Programming.”