Learn More About Steph, Operations Director
Stephanie McMahon, MA
Stephanie ensures the smooth-running of VSA, produces and is a co-host of the podcast, Mental Horizons, and is a regular author on the VSA blog.
She has over fifteen years of experience working with adults with mental health and addiction issues and has traveled extensively around the U.S., visiting psychiatric treatment programs and hospitals. She also has experience working with adults with developmental differences and children affected by AIDS/HIV.
Her professional roles have included direct care, clinical support, admissions, marketing, and administration roles in healthcare, human service, and educational organizations.
She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she received a Master of Arts degree in communications after studying communications and health literacy for two years.
She is also a graduate of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, where she studied the art of coaching during a rigorous year-long program. She is a certified Functional Medicine Health coach and plans to develop a coaching practice in 2020 working with clients who want to enhance their brain and metabolic health using dietary and lifestyle interventions. She is especially keen on working with clients interested in a functional medicine approach or those with chronic health issues who want to implement a ketogenic diet. If you want to get on her mailing list for this service, feel free to email Steph directly!
After leaving high school early to attend Bard College at Simon's Rock, Stephanie received her Associate's degree at the age of 18 and went on to UMass Boston to earn her Bachelor's degree in English at the age of 20. On her own personal life path, she has often taken the unconventional road and this helps her to think outside the box when supporting people with complex mental and physical health issues.
Her interests and hobbies include mindfulness practices, functional nutrition, gardening, foraging, cooking, and hiking. She lives in the woods of Western Massachusetts with her husband, who is a farmer, and their two teenagers.