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Meet Steve Stern, President & Owner of FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston and Boston-Back Bay


As President, Steve manages FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston as well as FirstLight Home Care of Boston-Back Bay and leads the community relations and business development efforts.

Prior to opening the FirstLight office in 2015, Steve served in a number of management positions at marketing services organizations, where he developed programs and campaigns to promote a range of consumer brands and business services—from telecommunications and public transportation to accounting services and healthcare. Steve was born and raised in Needham and graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics. He also holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

After much success with his marketing and business development career, Steve began exploring new ways to use his skills while seeking a return to the meaningful work he enjoyed and missed of his early career where he was the manager of a Wellesley-based marketing services agency. In that position, Steve developed public awareness campaigns for a range of social issues in support of non-profit organizations and government agencies. Clients included the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New England Home for Little Wanderers, the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and a Medicare Options campaign for the predecessor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Opening the FirstLight Home Care office was an opportunity for Steve to give back to the community, to seniors and others in his hometown and the surrounding area by offering an important service—one which has such a significant impact on quality of life.

Ed and Steve Image from JF&CS Memory Cafe in Waltham 2015 RESIZED

Steve enjoying the company of FirstLight client, Ed King at the JF&CS Memory Cafe in Waltham, MA.

Steve has personally seen the growing need for services to help people remain independent, through care for his grandmother, relatives, and other family members. He understands firsthand, the difficulty of caring for loved ones, and the challenges of finding qualified and compassionate resources to help in meeting this goal.

The FirstLight office was opened in partnership with Steve’s father, Michael, who serves as an advisor. Michael is a retired technology company pioneer from the early days of the Route 128 Corridor. He is married to Nancy, a life-long Needham resident and active community member. Steve is married to Amy, a public health care quality advisor, and he is the father of twin boys who graduated from Tufts University in 2020 and are now in the working world.  Steve is a volunteer Board Member on the Boston Festival Orchestra’s inaugural Board of Directors.

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