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Gerald J. Nebeker, PhD

Gerald J. Nebeker, PhD

A social enterprise entrepreneur, Dr. Gerald Nebeker founded RISE in 1987, Acumen in 1995, and Orange Socks in 2016, all with the purpose of supporting and advocating for people with disabilities. With a Ph.D. in Human Services, Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Dr. Nebeker has served on UDSF's board since 2013. Among his most import accomplishments is his wonderful wife, Laurel, and has eight terrific children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome.

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