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Stephanie Walker

Program Manager
Area(s) of Expertise: 
Place-based community development

Stephanie is a Program Manager with MDC’s economic security team, where she works to help build community partnerships.  She joined the staff of MDC after many years as a principal consultant with Walker & Associates Consulting Inc. and has a deep background in nonprofit work with experience and expertise working in community engagement, strategic planning, organizational development, capacity building, training, and coaching.

Stephanie directed IMPACT Greensboro, a joint program between the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to help develop emerging leaders in the community. She also served as adjunct faculty for the CCL Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Community Coalitions Leadership Program; as Deputy Director of the Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and as Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Greensboro.

She served on the Chancellors Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion at UNC Greensboro, on the Diversity Committee of the National Mental Health Association, Chair of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, and served on the Center’s Board for six years. She completed board terms for the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research and the Changemakers Foundation in San Francisco, Calif.  She received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor James Hunt for her service to the state of North Carolina.

Stephanie received her B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed coach training with the Institute for Life Coach Training in Fort Collins, Colo.