Sheila Capestany, MSW, MPH

Current Roles

Sheila Capestany is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Midwifery. Sheila also works for King County as the Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth.


Master of Public Health, University of Washington, 1998

Master of Social Work, University of Washington, 1997

Bachelor of Sociology, Whitman College, 1988

Past Experience

Sheila Capestany has worked for the last twenty seven years in both the public and nonprofit human services sector in direct service, nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, and legislative and policy work. She previously served for eight years as the Executive Director of Open Arms Perinatal Services, a community-based organization that provides support to low income individuals and families during the perinatal period.


Sheila is interested in the connections between local and global maternal & child health and early learning efforts, and supporting community-based efforts worldwide.


Sheila is passionate about social justice, health equity and wellbeing for all women, children and their families.

Sheila Capestany, MSW, MPH

Sheila Capestany, MSW, MPH
School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Midwifery