STEP is a non-profit organization registered in Massachusetts and located at:
54 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446






STEP Executive Director, Allen Taylor, PhD, has been directing the Laboratories for Nutrition and Vision Research at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University for 35 years. He has extensive success building and managing international, interdisciplinary, collaborative scientific programs. Recent projects involve multiple research teams working in Israel, China, Australia, Holland and India. The objective of these programs is to prolong vision by preventing or delaying age related eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. His laboratories discovered a way to delay macular degeneration for over 100,000 people in a 5-year period as well as opened up new opportunities for pharmaceutical intervention. Dr. Taylor has managed over $20,000,000 in national and international grants that have required continual annual reportage and accounting. He has published over 230 scientific articles and monographs, and 2 books.



STEP Associate Director, Kim Kronenberg, MPH, has decades’ of experience as a public health practitioner with expertise in health communication and the use of media to promote health. She was the founder and director of the Office of Health Communication for chronic diseases at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Professor Kronenberg is an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has directed dozens of health communication campaigns, and has facilitated strategic communication planning efforts for clients in the US and globally.




Doug Brooks                                      Nira Voss                                 Diane Robins
Legal Counsel                                     Treasurer                                Science Advisor