During his 40-year career at Community Access (CA) in New York City, Steve was committed to improving health outcomes and advancing the rights of people with mental illness. CA pioneered an integrated supportive housing model that blends affordable units for families and units for formerly homeless people recovering from mental illness, and now has a pipeline of 2,000 units in 25 developments. Steve was honored by the National Council for Behavioral Health in 2016 for his CIT advocacy.
Steve retired as CEO of Community Access in June 2019 and is now supporting a range of mental health housing and advocacy initiatives throughout the U.S. and abroad. An avid proponent of human-centered design, Steve hopes to assist agencies and governments plan and implement social initiatives that are truly informed by user needs.