Want to improve the healthcare system? Us too!

Our mission is to ensure stroke survivors and their supporters have the resources needed to rebuild identities and rewarding lives. We offer dynamic career opportunities that enable you to be a changemaker.

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For information about open opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].


Stroke Onward is poised for rapid acceleration in growth and impact, and is seeking a mission-driven, entrepreneurial leader to lead the organization in this chapter. Reporting to the Board Chair, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will work with the board, co-founders, and team to develop a strategy for growth and financial sustainability; define short and long-term priorities; position Stoke Onward for expanded impact, and ensure that all programs, activities, and initiatives effectively and strategically position the organization for growth and impact.

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a $150,000 annual salary and benefits. This is a fully remote opportunity that oversees a virtual team.

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After a medical trauma like stroke, survival is job one. Job two is working to regain as many and as much of former capabilities as possible. But there is another less visible and sometimes even more challenging aspect of recovery — the emotional journey to rebuild identities and rewarding lives.  Survivors with ongoing disabilities often face dramatic changes to their lives and opportunities — relationships with family and friends, work and income, activities and hobbies, and more. Even survivors who recover all, or virtually all, of their capabilities often say they are “a different person” after a stroke. Their identities are often shaken, if not shattered. They are faced with what can be overwhelming and even paralyzing questions: Who am I now? How do I move forward with my life?

Stroke Onward was founded by Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman, stroke survivor and carepartner respectively, because they personally experienced the importance of this emotional journey in recovery, and the lack of resources to support it.  They heard similar frustration from almost everyone they spoke with. By pursuing its mission, Stroke Onward hopes to help create a stroke care system that focuses on the whole person – one where survivors and families are just as supported on their emotional journey in recovery as they are on the also critical journey of physical health and rehabilitation.