Steven John Carter

As Managing Editor of Alive Magazine and Books from 1984 to 1987, Carter expanded the circulation of the magazine from 50,000 to 150,000, and he edited and published several books, including Fats that Heal; Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus, PhD.

In July 1987, Dr Abram Hoffer invited him to become the new Executive Director for the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation (CSF), established in 1968. He immediately moved the head office from Regina, Saskatchewan, to Vancouver, BC, and began working to revive the failing organization.

Carter also serves as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and organizes the annual international Orthomolecular Medicine Today conference. In 1992 he moved the Foundation to Toronto. By 1994 several countries around the world had established Orthomolecular medical societies. Along with Abram Hoffer and Hugh Riordan, he founded the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM) to serve as an umbrella group to unify the various organizations. Today there are societies in 18 countries, and the Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference is entering its 41st year.

The name of the CSF was changed to the International Schizophrenia Foundation in January 2003, to reflect the growing vision and expanding board. What began as a five-year contract for Carter has now become his 25th year with this important and challenging work. Under Carter’s direction, the ISF, the Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine play vital roles as major educational and research organizations dedicated to the improvement of mental and physical health through orthomolecular medicine.