Co-Founder; Empower Community Care, Evidence Based Associates, MST Services
Moraga, CA

Keller Strother photoKeller Strother is an experienced business founder (6 x Co-Founder), owner and manager with a career focused on taking new technologies and approaches from early stages of adoption through the scaling up process. He has a demonstrated history of working with industry experts to grow the implementation of their technologies at a scale to achieve societal impact.

As a Co-Founder of Empower Community Care (Empower), Keller has been a central part of the executive team building a leading global behavioral health and education organization responsible for distributing evidence-based programs and technologies to over 100,000 families a year across 32 countries and all 50 US states. Empower’s mission is to transform the lives of youth, adults, their families, and communities through the use of scientifically proven treatments, approaches, and tools to improve services and care available to vulnerable populations.

He is also a Co-Founder of MST Services and Evidence Based Associates, both now operating under the Empower umbrella, and BTS2 LLC, a real estate development, management and holding company. Keller has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations including serving as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the MST Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Keller holds an MBA specialized for Health Care Management from Duke University and BA (Religious Studies), BS, MS (Mechanical Engineering) degrees in from Stanford University.

Keller lives in Moraga, California, with his spouse, Sonja Schoenwald. He enjoys exercising, cars, household projects, and playing with their two dogs. Their grown son lives and works in the New York City area.

DCI Fellow: Sonja Schoenwald