Stephen holds a Bachelor of Human Services from Monash University and a Master of Clinical Family Therapy from La Trobe University, The Bouverie Centre.
Stephen has been working with Sacred Heart Mission since 2012. Before he was appointed Deputy CEO, Stephen held roles as the Executive Director, Client Services and the General Manager for Aged Care Service at Sacred Heart Mission.
He has been working in the health and welfare sector since the early 90s, of which his previous position was General Manager Primary Health at a Community Health Service.
As well as holding paid positions, Stephen has held a number of voluntary board positions and participated in national and regional networks. Most recently in 2021 he was elected to the Board of Council to Homeless Persons.