Steve Marcus, Ed.D

President and CEO 
Health Foundation of South Florida

Steven E. Marcus, Ed.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Foundation of South Florida and its subsidiary, Florida Health Networks. Since coming aboard in 2000, Dr. Marcus has advanced the Foundation’s mission to improve health and access to quality health services for residents in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, especially the most vulnerable. By sharing the results and lessons of its grantmaking; informing policy and practice through timely, credible analysis and commentary; and serving as a neutral convener of health leaders and stakeholders, the Foundation is recognized on a local, state and national level.

His leadership effectively guided the restructuring of the Foundation’s responsive grant program in 2008 to Priority Areas focused on: Behavioral Health, Healthy Eating Active Communities, Preventive Measures and Primary Care. Since that time, Foundation grants have reached 1.6 million South Florida residents, either by services or through health promoting changes to their environment, as in schools, childcare centers, and neighborhoods.

Knowing that Florida would lead the nation with the largest population of older adults, Dr. Marcus supported the five-year Healthy Aging strategic initiative. It helped more than 38,000 older adults age strong and paved the way for Age-Friendly Miami-Dade. His knowledge of cutting-edge initiatives inspired Healthy Community Partnerships, with premiere partners the neighborhood of Little Havana and the City of Miami Gardens.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Marcus was the Executive Vice President of Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation in Miami Beach, Florida. He is Past Chairman of the Board of the Florida Philanthropic Network, member of Miami Foundation’s Advisory Board and participates in numerous community health projects, including Leadership Florida.

He received his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Georgia in Athens, his Masters in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia.