Stacy Howard is a Program Officer and the Manager of Behavioral Health Strategy at the Buell Foundation. In this new position on the team, Stacy is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a robust, two-generation behavioral health funding strategy for young children and their families.
Stacy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She pursued her graduate degrees from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and began her career in the early childhood field in 2000. Stacy earned both a Master’s and Doctorate Degree from the FSU College of Human Sciences, Department of Family and Child Sciences. Stacy has worked in a variety of settings in Florida and Colorado, including academia, nonprofit organizations, state level government, and a trade association. Her work in the early childhood field has focused on the areas of prevention and early intervention, school readiness, voluntary pre-kindergarten, quality rating and improvement systems, professional development and systems building. She brings a unique blend of research, policy and programmatic expertise.
Stacy stays busy outside of the office with her young family. She has three sons with her husband and one dog, two frogs, three guinea pigs, and four fish. They love the outdoors and can regularly be found exploring new parks, trails, and playgrounds.