As Change Consulting’s first Vice President of Communications, Stephanie Ong will lead the content, digital and earned media teams.
Stephanie is a communications professional with over 20 years of experience leading strategy for nonprofit organizations, electoral campaigns, and government agencies. She has a breadth of work on issue areas including education equity, tech policy, criminal justice, immigration reform, children and family focused policy, and healing and trauma informed practices.
Stephanie has served as Director of Communications for The Education Trust-West, Common Sense Media, Californians for Safety and Justice, Center for Youth Wellness, and for San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. She was also a pioneering co-founder and principal of a political consulting and public relations firm where she ran candidate, issue driven, and media campaigns that focused on the needs of children, families, and communities of color. In these leadership positions, Stephanie drove messaging and communications strategy, oftentimes building a communications infrastructure from the ground up. She thrives on harnessing the power of storytelling to shape the narrative on complex issues.
Originally from the Philippines, Stephanie immigrated to the United States when she was nine years old. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University. She lives in Oakland with her partner and seven-year-old son, who is a second grader at Oakland Unified School District. @Stephongtweets