Perkins President Steven M. Rothstein
Mr. Rothstein has broad experience in human services, government and non-profit programs. He was a co-founder of Citizens Energy Corporation, a non-profit organization that provides tens of millions of dollars in energy and medical benefits to low-income citizens nationally and internationally. Since coming to Perkins, he has developed leadership positions in a variety of organizations that serve individuals who are blind and deafblind in the United States and internationally.
He graduated from Williams College and has an MBA from Northeastern University, and was Assistant Commissioner of the State of Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. Mr. Rothstein's commitment to serving Perkins' Mission at home and abroad is enriched by his understanding of the interlocking roles of private organizations, government agencies and charitable organizations. He has served on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Education and a variety of local and regional community, non-profit and education organizations. He is married to Susan Maze-Rothstein, and they have two sons.
Mr. Rothstein is the ninth head of Perkins School for the Blind.