Información en Español


I take care of both my parents and haven't had a day off in almost 4 years. The respite five hours a week is such a blessing. It gives me time to run errands and if I have time left over, I take myself out to lunch or go to a park and read a book. Those five hours are a gift of time that I never had.
Teri D., Caregiver

Board of Directors

Michael Salem
Vice Chairman of the Board


Michael Salem is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Compliance and Business Development committees of the United HomeCare (UHC) Board of Directors. Salem is President and CEO of Steps in the Right Direction, a non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a vision to feed the poor and marginal, restore hope and dignity for the vulnerable and their caregivers, and advocate for basic human rights.  He has received numerous awards for his and his organization's work and accomplishments including the Dr. Jean Jones Perdue Award from the Area Agency on Aging for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, Award of Excellence from the Children's Trust, and CBS 4 Neighbors 4 Neighbors Award. 
Salem is active in various committees including the Town of Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee, Advisory Council of the Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade Long Term Recovery Group (F.R.I.E.N.D.), and the Miami-Dade Living Wage Commission (District 13).  He is a former chair of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (V.O.A.D).  Prior to forming Steps, Salem successfully implemented programs for Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program, the Florida Department of Education, and Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.  Salem graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Marketing and Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Public Administration, and he is featured in the NSU National Dean's List.