Posted by Craig Buhrendorf

Steve Morris was born in a Navy hospital at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Since his dad was an anti-submarine helicopter pilot, he and his family moved around quite a bit. Steve has been in Connecticut since the 4th grade however, and he graduated from Simsbury High School. Steve attended the University of Rhode Island where he played football and received a BA in Psychology and UConn Storrs where he received his Masters in Public Administration.

Steve’s career supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities began at FAVARH in 1987, where he worked as a job coach. He continued his career in 1998 with a stint at Sarah, Inc., a similar agency in Guilford, CT and returned to FAVARH in 2006 as its third Executive Director.

Steve has two children - Sydney, age 28, who recently located to Raleigh, NC and Wes, age 23, who is finishing school in Keene, NH. He enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, and adventure travel along with psychology, physics, religion and spiritual studies. Most of all, he loves working at FAVARH and helping to make a difference in people’s lives. Steve lives in Burlington with a fellow Rotarian, the lovely and brilliant Cherie’ Walton. He says he hates cleaning bathrooms and that he is a better than average chef, and a pretty good writer.