Debra Meyerson, Co-founder, Co-Chair
Steve Zuckerman, Co-founder, Co-Chair
Debra Meyerson is an author, advocate and a professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Prior to her stroke in 2010, Debra’s academic work focused on feminism, diversity, identity and organizational change; a full academic resume and publication history is included in her Stanford Faculty Profile. Debra’s most recent book, Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves after Stroke (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2019) helps stroke survivors and those closest to them navigate the emotional journey that she has found very difficult—and rewarding. In addition to her work with Stroke Onward and her ongoing rehabilitation therapy, Debra serves on the boards of Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) and the Pacific Stroke Association (PSA). Debra received her B.S. and M.S. from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University.
Steve Zuckerman is President of Self-Help Federal Credit Union and Managing Director of Self-Help’s California operations. Self-Help is a nationally recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), whose mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for underserved communities. Steve’s prior work experience includes almost 15 years with McCown De Leeuw & Co, a private investment firm, and consulting with Bain and Co. In addition to his work with Self-Help and Stroke Onward, Steve currently serves on the boards of Tides Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance, as well as the New Market Tax Credit advisory board of Opportunity Fund. Steve earned a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where Debra Meyerson was his instructor.
Debra and Steve live in the San Francisco Bay area, and have three adult children.