Stephen Patrick became the Executive Director of the AFCS at the Aspen Institute in 2012. As VP and ED he oversees work that focuses on building the collective impact field, launching and implementing the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, while lifting up successful stories of civic engagement and community change. Prior to joining the Institute, Steve served as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he managed a portfolio of grants focused on supporting disconnected youth on pathways to and through postsecondary education, along with work focused on adult education populations and education for justice involved individuals. Steve has also served as a VP at the Daniels Fund, as Director of Youth and Emerging Initiatives at the New Mexico Community Foundation, and in 2008, served on the Obama Transition Committee focused on Social Innovation and Civil Society. He is the Co-Founder of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, leads youth programs for the San Juan Pueblo Tribe, was a Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellow, and was appointed by Governor Richardson to serve as the Co-Chair of the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism (AmeriCorps). He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Suzanne and sons, Jackson and Will.