Dr. Gerald Nebeker is a social enterprise entrepreneur. He has two doctoral degrees, one in management of nonprofit organizations and the other in behavioral health. Dr. Nebeker founded the nonprofit organization RISE, Inc. in 1987 to support people with various developmental disabilities, now operating in Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Florida, and Utah. He created Orange Socks in 2016 to educate new parents of children with disabilities through parents in similar circumstances sharing their lived experiences. In 2021 he founded the nonprofit Nebo Children’s Fund to move orphanages in Uganda from donation dependency to self-sustainability. Dr. Nebeker is considered an expert in nonprofit governance and has consulted with over 50 nonprofit
organizations, providing pro bono board training and strategic planning facilitation.