Chief Program Officer
Stephanie Nixon is responsible for the oversight of contract execution and compliance monitoring for all program services procured by DESC. She directs the team that works to ensure that DESC service providers meet or exceed all performance standards set by funding sources.
Stephanie has more than 25 years combined experience working in human services and workforce development, with a track record of success in leading large projects and multi-level management teams. Her experience ranges from providing direct services to adjudicated youth in semi-independent living programs for Spectrum Human Services, to leading a staff of more than 100 members across several programs as a Vice President for Careerworks, Inc., and managing One-Stop operations for the Detroit Workforce Development Department.
Stephanie, a member of Leadership Detroit XXXV, graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Michigan Dearborn. She has completed course work towards a Master’s Degree in public administration at Central Michigan University, and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator.