Stephanie Klapper has been working to elevate consumers’ voices in healthcare since 2010. Since joining Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative in 2014, Ms. Klapper has worked on advocacy campaigns including creating the landmark Prescription Drug Affordability Board and starting the first-in-the-nation Easy Enrollment Program. Ms. Klapper also oversaw creation of the Maryland Faith Health Network to create stronger connections between health systems and faith congregations. In addition, Ms. Klapper serves as a consumer representative on state workgroups.
In 2018 she received the first annual “Innovation in Social Work” Award by the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work Alumni Council. Ms. Klapper completed her Masters in Social Work with a 4.0 GPA. She received her BA in Psychology with minor in Africa and African Diaspora studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she received national and departmental awards for her undergraduate research. Ms. Klapper has completed academic work in The Gambia, Japan, and India.