Stephanie A. Stone, Chief Deputy
Military & Veterans Affairs
Los Angeles County
Navy Veteran (Ret)
Stephanie Stone is the Chief Deputy Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Stephanie was the first woman to serve as the Chair to Los Angeles Mayor’s Military and Veteran Affairs Committee. She went on to serve as a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Veterans Advisory Commission, and was elected to be the first female to hold its chairmanship. While on the commission and as its sole female she focused on the needs of all veterans with a special attention on female veterans.
In her tenure as Chair, Stephanie had two goals. The first was to bring the Commission to the people of Los Ageles County. Through partnerships with outside Veterans organizations, agencies and departments she coordinated Commission meetings from West Los Angeles to Long Beach. Stephanie also began the efforts to update the Department of Military Affairs aging website. She developed and organized a committee of community veterans and Commissioners to develop a needs assessment report. The new website’s launch date is scheduled for early 2013. Stephanie’s second goal was to create greater public awareness on the issue of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Through numerous TV, radio, and public speaking events Stephanie continues to stress that knowledge is the first step to healing.
Among her significant previous positions, Stephanie has worked for Coro Southern California, rising through the ranks to the post of Vice President of Programs and Outreach. Most recently she worked with Goodwill Southern California in the Veteran Employment Program developing supportive services partnerships and linking them to the employment process for Veterans.
Stephanie Stone holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Southern Illinois, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from University of San Francisco, and was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.
Beyond her time in the service, Stephanie has been a lifelong Angeleno. Her daughter, Katie, is currently attending UC Santa Cruz and her son, Sean, is a junior attending UC Davis, meaning that Stephanie is officially an empty nester.
Executive Board Member, West Los Angeles Veterans’ Home Support Foundation
Executive Board Member, CORO NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Member, VA NATIONAL, California Hispanic Outreach Consortium
Member, CONGRESSWOMAN HAHN, Veteran Advisory Committee
Member, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MITCHELL, Veteran Advisory Committee
Member, LA VETERANS COLLABORATIVE COMMITTEE
Member, VETERAN INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORK 22, Patient Centered Care Committee
Member, VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM LONG BEACH, Project 405 (Mental Health & CLC Bldg) Committee
Former Chair and Commissioner, LOS ANGELES COUNTY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON VETERAN AFFAIRS
Former Chair, LOS ANGELES MAYOR’S MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Former Executive Board Member, NEW DIRECTION, INC.