George B. Walker, Jr.
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
George Walker has worked extensively in social justice and philanthropic causes, as an employee and volunteer. His entire professional career has been in the nonprofit sector. 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 continues to serve at the pleasure of the President. George is a member of the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare (ALCDH). 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.
Currently, he is the Director of Diversity of Diversity & Inclusion at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, the world’s oldest cancer care facility. This position serves as an institutional leader on diversity goals and programs. A proud former volunteer of the U.S. Peace Corps, he served in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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.