Steve Mulder, Executive Director
After launching his
career with a three-year stint in advertising, Chicago-born Steve Mulder turned his
attention to the healthcare field.
The transition began when in 1972 he
joined a skilled nursing facility the elder Mulder had built in Deerfield, Illinois.
Steve's initiation into the nursing business allowed him to put to the test the educational skills he'd acquired from a bachelor's degree in business administration at Tulane University
, and shortly afterwards an MBA in business administration from Michigan State University
The turn in his
career underscored how wrong a track in advertising would have been, and how right a business career in the challenging environment of a nursing facility actually was.
"The business suited who I was as a person," Steve
"The one thing that makes it different than other businesses is that you actually are helping people."
When Whitehall Boca Raton
was built in 1982, Steve
assumed leadership of it.
also continued his
father's commitment for operating an independent, family-owned business.
"It's a lot easier for us to innovate than if we were part of a multi-facility chain," Steve
"Multiple facilities are all about numbers.
Here, we can be more responsive to patients and their families."
wife live in Deerfield Beach.
has three children in college and looks forward to watching their own careers grow into whatever matches their passion.