Public Information Officer,
Community Bridges, Inc.
Stephanie Siete began her career with Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) in 2002 as a drug prevention specialist and has worked her way up in the prevention field educating students, teachers, parents, police and universities about drug dangers and trends. Over the years, she moved into the roles of the Public Relations Director and Community Education Director to her recent position of Public Information Officer (PIO) as of March 1, 2017. In an ever-changing world of substance abuse, the role of the PIO is to inform the public, first responders and corporate offices (etc.) via media and trainings about new drugs, risks to use and exposure, and provide resources for help on care and addiction. As the PIO, Stephanie’s job requires her to partner with important community collaborators. She has spent her career training and networking with local and national police and fire departments, healthcare providers and governmental agencies. She has hosted seminars for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Arizona School Resource Officer Association (ASROA), High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), International Narcotics Interdiction Association (INIA), and will be featured as a key note speaker for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) in 2018. Her recent work with the FBI earned her the honor of the 2016 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award – Phoenix Division. She was recognized in Washington DC by former FBI Director, James Comey, in April 2017.
Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) was incorporated as a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1982 and has a 31-year history of providing comprehensive, medically integrated behavioral health programs which include prevention, education and treatment services using cutting edge, nationally recognized treatment models throughout Arizona. Today, we are one of the largest statewide providers offering fully integrated medical and behavioral health care in 14 communities in Maricopa, Pinal, Gila, Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Cochise Counties by providing a continuum of care that begins with prevention and continues for individuals and families through treatment and recovery. During the past four years, CBI has transformed recovery of those we serve holistically and more effectively, by delivering direct physician and nurse practitioner services, both on site in Maricopa County, and through telemed to each of our service locations throughout Arizona.