Steve Hornberger, MSW

Advisory Board Member


Solana Beach, California




Steve Hornberger, MSW, brings more than 25 years of senior-level experience in human services, community building, program development and management, training and technical assistance to the OPEN MINDS team. Throughout his career, he has provided consultation and technical assistance to government and private agencies on cross-system collaboration, organizational change, family driven services, community-based services, and financing strategies.

Mr. Hornberger currently leads Hornberger & Associates, providing consultation, training, and technical assistance to public and private agencies on cross-system collaboration, family and community engagement, wellness and organizational change. He also serves as the Director, Social Policy Institute at San Diego State University School of Social Work and as a Senior Associate at LTG Associates, Inc.

Mr. Hornberger possesses a comprehensive understanding of behavioral health promotion, treatment and recovery issues across a broad spectrum of national, state and local human services and healthcare systems. He has expertise engaging and sustaining collaboration among federal, state and local stakeholders. He is a strong advocate for family, peer-to-peer and community involvement to achieve the Triple Aim of “better care, better health, and lower cost.”

After receiving his Master’s degree in Social Work, Mr. Hornberger began his career as a social worker before moving into Director, Program Management, and Consultant roles. He has helped develop and implement various programs and partnerships throughout his career, resulting in a proven track record of success as an administrator, educator, consultant and public speaker.

Mr. Hornberger is the author and co-editor of several publications on youth and their families, community building, and spirituality. He is also active with local and national social work and prevention organizations. In recognition of his leadership, innovation, and success during his career, Mr. Hornberger was elected into the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pioneers in 2008.

Mr. Hornberger received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Baruch College and his Masters in Social Work from Yeshiva University.

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