Director, National Stigma Initiative
Matthew Stefanko is the Director, National Stigma Initiative for Shatterproof where he leads the organization’s effort to combat stigma nationally. Prior to Shatterproof, Matthew was the Associate Director for Strategy and Programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Before PPFA, Matthew worked in management consulting. He has also served as the Interim City Director in Jacksonville and Dallas for the workforce development nonprofit, Generation and previously worked in local government at the Baltimore City Health Department. Matthew has a dual degree in Economics & Government from Cornell University. He serves on the board of Anabel's Grocery, a nonprofit store addressing food insecurity, which he co-founded. He is based in Washington D.C.
DAY 2 AM WORKSHOP
Shatter Stigma in Your Community
In this workshop, the topic of stigma reduction will be examined in a multitude of ways, including Shatterproof’s development of a national strategy to reduce stigma, key success factors in previous social movements, and the results from an innovative, first-of-its-kind anti-stigma campaign being conducted in Pennsylvania. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of what it takes to run the right campaign, and how other social movements have created immense progress using an evidence-based, public health approach.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC | DOE | NASW-NJ [General Credit]