Extension Waupaca County welcomes its new Life Span & Financial Security Educator, Tiffany Iliadis. Tiffany hails from Central WI and is passionate about helping people to lead healthier lives. She comes with a strong background in public health education and outreach gained from a decade spent managing health food stores and supplement departments on the East Coast, while also delivering and coordinating community wellness programming. She has honed these skills over the last two years, while earning her M.S. in Health and Wellness Management from UW-Stevens Point and her Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate, as well as while performing population health research and helping design and deliver undergraduate curriculum at UW-Stevens Point’s School of Health Sciences and Wellness.
Her undergraduate background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language, as well as one in East Asian Studies, from UW-Madison, along with a minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Tiffany has traveled and lived abroad extensively, while studying traditional Chinese healing modalities, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is conversational in Spanish. Tiffany loves learning other languages and fostering cultural exchange and hopes to put this skill set to good use in Waupaca County. Over the course of Tiffany’s studies, she has become a strong proponent of applying evidence-based approaches to evaluating traditional treatments and other public health interventions.
As Life Span & Financial Security Educator for Waupaca County, Tiffany will be helping adults and families to transition throughout the various stages of life, as well as helping communities in creating more aging-friendly communities. Tiffany will deliver evidence- and research-based programming in the community and will help connect people to the resources they need. She is especially passionate about supporting caregivers and their families, after having recently helped care for her parents through life transitions, and she hopes to help others to successfully navigate these transitions, as well. She has additional experience in disability rights advocacy, and she passionately promotes health equity.
In her free time, Tiffany likes to research effective health and wellness treatments, life coach, read, weave, explore tiny-home- and more sustainable living, go antiquing, and take pictures with her DSLR camera of birds, nature, people, and the night sky. She looks forward to meeting more members of the community and invites you to reach out to her at the Extension Waupaca County office.