Mr. Sparks was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his life in the Delaware Valley. He received his BS in psychology from Duke University in 1982 and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1985.
Mr. Sparks joined Nemours in 2000 as its in-house attorney. He was subsequently promoted to Chief Legal Officer and then to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In February, 2009, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Since joining Nemours, Steve has been based at Corporate Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. His responsibilities include overseeing the legal needs of the organization, overseeing the audit and compliance functions, and overseeing government relations for the State of Florida. In his current role, Steve is a member of the Executive Team.
Mr. Sparks is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He is a member of the Duke University Advisory Board and the Alumni Admissions Council.
He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with his wife, Michelle and two children, Kaitlin and Kody. He enjoys being with his family, music, skiing, running, playing tennis, and participating in all kinds of water sports.