Board Member, Aegis Institute, Canoga Park, California since 2003 and Chairman, Patient Advisory and Advocacy Group for Aegis Treatment Centers since 2003
Steve worked collaboratively with Aegis to develop a relationship with its patients in the formation of the Patient Advisory and Advocacy Group (PAAG). Since its formation, the PAAG has served as a venue allowing patients to give feedback to all levels of management both locally and at the corporate level. The PAAG has a strong presence in the community and its members have frequently testified before California State Assembly and Senate committees. PAAG representatives have served as strong opponents of the stigma associated with methadone treatment in the communities that Aegis serves.