Co-founder, Stroke Forward
Portola Valley, California
Steve Zuckerman is a seasoned executive who has led in both the business and non-profit sectors, helping to build organizations to make the world a better place. He is also the husband for 31 years of Debra Meyerson, who was forced from her professorship at Stanford by a severe stroke; Steve was Debra's primary caregiver early in recovery, and is now partnering with her to build Stroke Forward, a nonprofit they co-founded in 2019 to create more resources that will support stroke survivors and their families in the emotional journey of recovery -- more specifically the journey to rebuild their identities and rewarding lives.
Steve is also Managing Director of the California operations for Self-Help, and President of Self-Help Federal Credit Union. Self-Help is a leading non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) founded in 1980. With more than $3 billion in assets, Self-Help has invested more than $8.5 billion in 160,000 families, businesses and non-profits to support growth low income communities and help families break the inter generational cycle of poverty.
Steve's previous work experience includes 14 years with McCown De Leeuw & Co. (MDC), a private investment firm based in Menlo Park, CA., several years in the Boston office of Bain & Company, and independent consulting to non-profit organizations pursuing major new initiatives. He's consistently supported non-profits pursuing economic justice and youth development, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Tides Network and on the board of Positive Coaching Alliance. He is a graduate of Stanford Business School (MBA) and Yale University, married 31 years to Debra Meyerson, and the proud parent of three adult kids ages 30, 28 and 24.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM EST