Over his 36-year career, Stephen has been working to strengthen the foundations of community through the YMCA. As the current president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and CEO of the Canada West YMCA Regional Development Centre, Stephen leads the largest and most diverse social charity in British Columbia. The YMCA mission reaches out to more than 130,000 people through a network of over 200 program sites and facilities.
Stephen accepted his first association leadership role in the mid-1980s as the CEO of the YMCA of Cambridge, Ontario, and moved on to senior leadership opportunities in St. Catharines, Hamilton and Niagara.
Stephen holds undergraduate degrees in physical education and business and a master’s degree in management sciences from Springfield College in the United States. Among his many community affiliations, Stephen has served as the vice-chair of the board for the Niagara Health System, a board member for the Niagara Community Foundation and the Meridian Credit Union, a member of the Cabinet of the United Way of the Lower Mainland Cabinet, and an advisor for the Business Council of BC.