Steve Werner has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and consulting with local, national international nonprofit organizations helping them to build stronger programs, fundraising plans, marketing, recruiting volunteer leaders, developing board and staff leadership and long-term strategic planning.

He most recently served as the Executive Director for the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (IPSCAN), a multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally. 

Werner also held the role of Executive Director for Water For People, an international nonprofit organization based in Denver, Colo., whose mission is to assist people in developing nations gain access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.

In addition to working with Water For People, Werner has also worked for three of the largest and most successful nonprofit organizations in the United States. He rose rapidly to senior management positions with the American Cancer SocietyCARE, and Habitat for Humanity International. Also, he is an experienced small business owner, having previously owned Creative Leadership Solutions, a consulting business assisting nonprofit groups. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of nonprofit management, administration, program development and fundraising. His experience has helped both small and large national and international clients.

Werner is a Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, and of the Salzburg Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. He is a past chairman of the National Peace Corps Association, the Peace Corps alumni organization. He has also served in leadership positions with Rotary at the club, district and international levels. He is the past chair for the Center for Teaching International Relations and currently chairs the fundraising committee.

He and his wife, Patti, served together as Peace Corps volunteers in South Korea. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.  They also served as foster parents for over 14 years. 




  • Fundraising Management

  • Organizational Development & Capacity Building

  • Board Selection & Engagement

  • Strategic Planning & Budgeting

  • Program Management, Evaluation & IMPACT

  • Non-profit Administration

  • Team Building

  • Leadership Development

  • Networking & Partnerships

  • Marketing & Communications