Stephanie FallCreek Bio

Stephanie FallCreek, DSW

President/CEO, Fairhill Partners

Dr. Stephanie FallCreek is President/CEO of Fairhill Partners in Cleveland, Ohio, serving there since 1992. As CEO of this unique social purpose real estate campus and nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning, intergenerational relationships, and successful aging, she leads a diverse team of paid and unpaid staff in a multi-agency environment. FallCreek is best known for her work in health promotion and organizational development, as well as for advocacy in public policy on successful aging.  

In July 2004, FallCreek was named a Crain’s Cleveland Business Woman of Note. In 1999, she was one of three founders (along with Drs. Cathy and Peter Whitehouse) of The Intergenerational School, an award-winning, urban charter school. In 1998, she received the Molly Mettler Award for Leadership in Health Promotion from the National Council on Aging. Based on their work in the Wallingford Wellness Project, implemented through the University of Washington, Seattle in collaboration with Seattle Senior Services, she co-authored, with Molly Mettler, A Healthy Old Age: A Sourcebook for Health Promotion with Older Adults which was distributed nationwide by the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Administration on Aging (1982) and later published by Haworth Press (1984). She also has written many chapters, articles and newspaper columns.  

From 1987-1992 FallCreek was a New Mexico executive gubernatorial appointee, first leading the  State Agency on Aging for four years and later directing the Office of Planning and Evaluation, Long-Term Care and Restorative Services for the Department of Health. Prior to state government service, she was the Director of the Institute for Gerontological Research and Education (TIGRE) at New Mexico State University.

Dr. FallCreek earned her Master’s degree and her Doctorate from University of California, Berkeley in Social Welfare and her undergraduate degree in History and Sociology from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as Chairman of the Laurel Lake Retirement Community Board of Directors and is the Vice-Moderator of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland. She also is Vice-Chair of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council.