Steven is an expert in planning and executing successful communications campaigns. His areas of specialization also include issues management, event planning, stakeholder engagement, online communications and strategic marketing communications planning. Prior to joining Ward Health, he worked for two major public relations agencies, managing communications programs for a range of consumer, health and government clients.
Steven has worked with a variety of patient advocates, non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, academics and other health stakeholders in Canada, U.S.A., South America, Europe and Africa to promote strategic health policies. Issues of particular interest include: patient engagement in health care, access and innovation, counterfeit medicines, and the growing burden of chronic conditions.
In his current role, Steven has attended many international health events, including the UN’s World Health Assembly in Geneva, UN ECOSOC special event on philanthropy in New York, WIPO meeting on IP and public health, WHO/UNICEF/World Bank briefing on the state of the world’s vaccines and immunization, International Alliance of Patient Organizations’ Global Patients Congress in Budapest and U.S. Senate and House hearings on global health.
Aside from his professional responsibilities, Steven is a board member of the Asthma Society of Canada and a member of the Canada-India Business Council.