Team member: Stephanie Isley

Stephanie Isley

Director of Compliance & Policy

In August 2022, Stephanie Isley joined the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit as the director of compliance & policy, bringing over 20 years of experience in the Olympic Movement, 11 of which were in anti-doping.

At the inception of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in 2000, Isley was responsible for launching USADA’s out-of-competition testing program and forming sample collection procedures and policies. Her anti-doping career then moved into a position of recruiting, training, certifying, auditing, and evaluating USADA doping control officers across the country and serving as the internal quality management representative to secure USADA’s ISO certification in the Doping Control division.

Most recently, Isley helped establish and implement minimum standards to align with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee bylaws as they pertained to the team selection process. Her work in this area was instrumental in defining guiding principles and leading practices that improved the quality of the selection process and promoted clarity, consistency, transparency, and accountability toward protecting the rights of athletes and team officials.

Isley earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from Regis University.