Vice President, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
George Walker serves as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. He oversees the implementation and stewardship of this area of work for the organization. Prior to coming to PPFA, he led Diversity & Inclusion at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, the world’s oldest cancer care facility. He has worked at several national nonprofits including The Center for Community Change, the Human Rights Campaign, American Constitutional Society of Law and Policy, The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and other progressive organizations. A proud former volunteer of the U.S. Peace Corps, he served in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
George has worked extensively in social justice and philanthropic causes, as an employee and volunteer. In February 2012, President Barack Obama appointed him to be a member of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where he served until the end of the administration in 2016. He was selected to serve as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow, representing the US and learning about transnational partnerships on a variety of issues while traveling to five European Countries.
George is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA History) and The Divinity School, Duke University (M-Div). He is also a graduate of The Georgetown University, with a Certificate in Executive Coaching. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC).
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, George lives with his family in New York City.