Statewide health initiative announces new director Stephanie Isaacs to lead public health program Choose Well℠

September 22, 2017

Choose Well announced Stephanie Isaacs, MSN, RN has been promoted to director. She brings more than 15 years of healthcare management and clinical nursing experience to the Choose Well team.

As former deputy director of programs & operations for Choose Well, Stephanie had direct responsibility for the programmatic and operational successes of the statewide initiative, including management of daily operations and personnel. Previously, she managed regional and statewide public health programs for DHEC for more than 15 years. She also served as a clinical consultant to the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

A native of Tennessee, Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. Her knowledge and experience as a nurse who has practiced in clinical settings will continue to be invaluable to Choose Well.

“Stephanie’s talent, vision and personal commitment to the initiative’s success make her a natural fit for this directorship,” said Bonnie Kapp, executive director of New Morning Foundation, Choose Well’s parent organization. “We are thrilled to have her lead us and our partners across the state in the continued expansion of Choose Well as we work to help the people of South Carolina.”

Choose Well is a contraceptive access initiative of New Morning Foundation, a South Carolina-based nonprofit. The initiative’s goal is to reduce unintended pregnancies in South Carolina by increasing awareness of and access to birth control. Choose Well is funded entirely from private-sector contributions. Its grants support partner organizations including Federally Qualified Health Centers, DHEC county-based clinics, university health clinics, hospital systems and medical and nursing schools. For more information, please visit

The New Morning Foundation is a non-partisan grant-making and policy organization dedicated to improving young people’s access to reproductive health education, counseling and clinical services. It serves as the lead organization for Choose Well. For more information, visit