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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.

  • Calvin Curtis is UDSF's Platinum Plus Sponsor for our Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk 2020. His generosity and support over the past few years have made a real difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families across Utah.

  • Gossner Cache Silver Sponsor MS 2019

  • At Catalyst Behavior Solutions we prepare our clients to reach their full potential and achieve future success through the use of evidence-based and data-driven treatment methods. We believe in the growth of people of all abilities.

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