Stacey Epperson is a native of rural Kentucky and has worked in affordable housing throughout her entire career. In 2010, after nine years as President & CEO of Frontier Housing in northeastern Kentucky, Stacey assumed leadership of Next Step.
In 2012 Stacey was elected an Ashoka Fellow for her innovative approach to creating the only independent distribution channel for affordable manufactured housing. She was recognized as one of CFED’s Innovators-in-Residence and has completed the Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program at Harvard’s JFK School of Government.
Stacey holds a Masters of Public Administration from Western Kentucky University, and attended the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Stacey serves on the board of the Kentucky Housing Corporation.