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Steven Marcus ’88, Chair

Steven Marcus ’88, Chair

Mr. Steven P. Marcus is a visionary executive who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of those in need as CEO and owner of diversified healthcare enterprises. Marcus is an accomplished businessman, devout family man, and Catholic Deacon. He attributes his success to his 3 pillars: faith, family, and an unwavering commitment to people in need.

Marcus is the Founder, President & CEO of New England Geriatrics, a program of West Central Family and Counseling, providing complete, high quality psychiatric services to residents and their families in long-term care facilities throughout Massachusetts. In 1994, Marcus started the organization with five employees and long-term care facilities and grew operations to become an innovative leader in the field with 250 employees, serving more than 135 long-term care facilities today. Additional successes included opening an Adult Behavior Medicine Center at Merrimack Valley Hospital in 2003, the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry at Wing Memorial Hospital in 2009, The Garvin Center at Nashoba Valley in 2013, and Saint Anne’s Hospital Geriatric Psychiatric Unit at New England Sinai Hospital in 2014.  These units provide cutting-edge, progressive inpatient geriatric psychiatric care.

In 2008, West Central Family and Counseling, a clinic providing top quality, mental health outpatient services, expanded to support anyone with emotional or behavioral problems. Since mental health problems are present in all populations, the clinic welcomes adults, elders, and families. Through his shared passion, persistence, and determination as president & CEO, the clinic strives to help each patient achieve the highest level of function possible.

Marcus earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westfield State University in 1988. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), trained in psychotherapy and continues to provide hands-on support to improve the lives of those facing a variety of mental health challenges. Marcus is active in his local faith and academic communities. He serves as a Deacon of St. Maron Maronite Church, Governor for the International Board of Legatus, and Chairman of the Development Leadership Council for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a papal agency.