McDonald joined Central Health in 2015 as the Chief of Staff reporting to the CEO. Prior to that, she was the vice president of public policy for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. She also served as executive director of the nonprofit Waller Creek Conservancy and as an aide to former Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole.
A strategic communication and public policy professional with experience in both the private and public sectors clients, Stephanie is a graduate of Austin College in Sherman Texas and completed graduate coursework at The University of Texas Moody College of Communication.
In 2011, she was the recipient of the Heywood C. Clemons Award for service to Austin College.