Stephanie Evans-Ariker is a nurse and healthcare professional with a passion for serving vulnerable populations and building responsive systems of care to meet healthcare needs. Stephanie has worked for 17 years in the geriatric care community, specializing in client care, outreach and operations.
Stephanie is currently the Executive Director of Orchard House, a medical day program, specializing in caring for aging adults with a dementia-related disorder. Orchard House was recognized in 2014 as a “Champion In Action” by Citizens Bank & WTNH News 8 for building stronger communities through family support.
Before joining the nonprofit world, Stephanie worked in the private sector overseeing operations for several assisted living communities and a geriatric care homecare company. Stephanie has led cross-discipline teams, coordinated complex care delivery programs; built fiscally sound organizations and developed client-centered care plans. She has successfully transitioned operations following company acquisitions while building client and staff morale.
Since relocating to Connecticut, Stephanie has been active in the local community and volunteered her time with several organizations in Greater New Haven such as the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and New Reach (formerly New Haven Home Recovery), as well as a community grants reviewer for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Stephanie is an active member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven and served as the former Community Council Director.
Stephanie currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut and is a Board member on the Connecticut Coalition on Aging and was recently recognized as a Women’s Champion by the CT. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Stephanie lives in New Haven with her husband, 14-year-old son and 4 dogs.