- Full Name Steven Taylor
- Nickname Steve
- Birth Date Undisclosed
- Nationality American
- Birthplace USA
- Occupation Philanthropist
- University Boston University and Auburn University
- Education Graduated
- Children Three
- Son Three
Steven Taylor | BiographyFormer CEO of Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
Taylor was appointed as the CEO of the organization on 1 February 2022. He succeeded Ann M. Palmer, who led the organization for the past eight years and retired on 31 January 2022. He joined the organization in February 2021 as the Executive Vice President, Mission & Strategic Initiatives. He oversaw the Foundation's mission, advocacy, science, finance, and human resources divisions, and drafted a three-year strategic mission plan.
Steven Taylor has been the President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation since February 2022.
Who is Steven Taylor?
Steven Taylor is an American philanthropist and the president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation. Taylor has over thirty years of experience as a mission-driven leader in the voluntary health industry, dedicated to improving patients' lives with life-altering diseases.
Since he was a child, Taylor has been involved with charitable organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association's telethon and the American Heart Association's Jump Rope Heart program.
Taylor was also the former CEO of Sjögren's Foundation. Before that, he spent over eight years at the American Heart Association, where he last served as Vice President of Corporate Relations.
Prior to joining the AHA, he worked as a Division Director for the American Cancer Society. Taylor was asked to join the Board of Directors of the National Health Council in 2006, where he served two terms and occupied positions such as Membership Chairman, Chair-Elect, and Chairman of the Board.
After a brief sabbatical from the Board, Steve was asked to return and began a new term on the NHC Board in January 2015. In addition, he served as the volunteer chair of the National Health Council board of directors in 2012 and 2019.
He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston University and an executive MBA from Auburn University.
President and CEO of Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the USA's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, controlling, and curing the nation's leading cause of disability, arthritis. According to its official website, "the Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy, and community connections."
Arthritis Awareness Month is celebrated in May to raise awareness about the condition.
Taylor was appointed as the CEO of the organization on 1 February 2022. He succeeded Ann M. Palmer, who led the organization for the past eight years and retired on 31 January 2022.
He joined the organization in February 2021 as the Executive Vice President, Mission & Strategic Initiatives. He oversaw the Foundation's mission, advocacy, science, finance, and human resources divisions, and drafted a three-year strategic mission plan.
Moreover, Taylor has developed the organization's multi-year strategic program of action, which lays out the Foundation's clear paths to treating the disease and improving the standard of living for the almost 60 million Americans who have arthritis.
"It is the honor of a lifetime to be leading an organization through such an exciting time – one where our bold scientific agenda has the potential to impact the nearly 60 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis," Taylor stated. "For the patients and caregivers we interact with each day, our work is about making their lives better and reducing the pain they feel in so many areas of life. And we cannot make that happen without working hand-in-hand with our passionate volunteers."
Former CEO of Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
Before joining the Arthritis Foundation, he was the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation's chief executive officer. He joined the organization in 2003, where his primary goal was to raise awareness of Sjögren's syndrome among the general public and medical practitioners.
Under his guidance, the SSF Board of Directors launched their greatest ever public awareness campaign in 2012, setting a new 5-Year Breakthrough Goal: "To Shorten the time to diagnose Sjögren's by 50% in 5 years." This campaign assisted in raising awareness of Sjögren's disease while also reducing the time it takes to acquire a good diagnosis.
While much is not known about his personal life and his wife, he is a father of three sons, Jack, Owen, and Austin. The family lives in Northern Virginia, USA.