Steve Sparks was born in Chester, Pennsylvania and spent much of his life in the Delaware Valley. He completed his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1982, received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, and completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2010.
Steve joined Nemours in 2000 as its first in-house attorney and in his current role is a member of the Executive Team. 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 the Corporate Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. His responsibilities include oversight of the legal needs of the organization, the audit and compliance functions, and government relations for the state of Florida and the Delaware Valley. Steve 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).
Active in the community, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Give Kids the World and for The HEAL Foundation (Healing Every Autistic Life). In addition, Steve participates in the Duval County School District Executive PASS program as a mentor for Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and serves on the North Florida Duke University Alumni Board.
He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with his wife, Michelle. He enjoys being with his family, music, skiing, running, biking, and participating in all kinds of outdoor adventure. His daughter, Kaitlin, lives in Jacksonville Florida and his son, Kody, lives in Washington, D.C.