Sylvia Stevens-Edouard, M.S. Bio

Sylvia Stevens-Edouard, M.S., is the Executive Director of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF), a national organization with the mission of improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world.

From its Boston headquarters, Sylvia oversees ASF chapters in 13 locations across US. These chapters select graduate students who partner with community-based organization to develop and implement year-long mentored service projects that meet the health needs of underserved populations. She also supports the ASF program that sends medical and public health students to serve at the Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, Africa.

Sylvia serves as the co-chair for the Community Advisory Board for the Harvard School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center and on National Community Committee for the Centers for Disease Control Prevention Research Centers. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Afro American History and the Northeast Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association and as an Overseer for the Boston Children’s Museum. Sylvia is a former president of the Newton Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.

An award (Emmy, Iris, and Gabriel) award winning television producer, Sylvia is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Masters Degree from Boston University and a Certificate in Community Relations from Boston College.

Prior to joining ASF, she was the Senior Director, Children’s Health Initiative for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and developed Jump Up & Go!, Blue Cross Blues Shield Massachusetts’ initiative promoting youth physical activity and nutrition. She created the 5-2-1 Prescription for Children’s Health message which evolved to become 5-2-1-0.

For her work in developing Jump Up & Go!, Sylvia was honored by the Americas’ Health Insurance Plan with the Ellis Bonner Community Leadership Award in 2004; the Patriots Trail Girls Scout honored her as a Leading Woman in 2005 and the American Diabetes Association Woman of Valor in 2006..