Steve Kessler is a national advocate of rehabilitation medicine supporting stronger recoveries for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Steve and his wife, Barbara, promote rehabilitation medicine innovation including through technology, research and clinical therapy. Steve is on the Board of the National Aphasia Association and the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Steve and Barbara support stroke and aphasia rehabilitation programs at Burke and other medical centers in the US. Steve and Barbara have participated in a wide range of aphasia programs provided by the National Aphasia Association and the Adler Aphasia Association. Steve and Barbara are interested in expanding the National Aphasia Association outreach programs in local and national communities to increase awareness and support of people living with aphasia and their caregivers/families. Increasing support of caregivers and families of people living with aphasia promotes greater independence.
Steve previously was a lawyer/compliance officer working in international banking, securities, finance, and government and regulatory relations at a global law firm, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and a global private investment firm.