Albert R. Walker, III, Th. M, M. Div. serves as Program and Strategy Officer for Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF). In this role, Albert co-leads the Foundation’s general operating support program and stewards a 5-year pilot initiative, Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL), co-designed with Black and Brown placed-based and policy leaders in Richmond. He also champions the Foundation’s racial equity goals. For Albert, his current position is the perfect culmination of more than two decades of working at the intersection of health and racial equity.
Albert’s journey began at Charity Family Life, a non-profit founded by his parents. He later went on to serve as Community-Academic Liaison at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health and as Director of Healthy Communities for Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Albert is a Center for Community Investment Fulcrum Fellow focused on systems change and leadership development. He is passionate about reimagining neighborhoods and cities in a way that improves the social determinants of health for all but especially those on the margins. He believes doing so requires acknowledging our history, engaging those with lived expertise, and exploring innovative solutions to today’s challenges.
Albert earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Elizabeth City State University, his Master’s Degree of Divinity from Samual Dewitt Proctor School of Theology and his Master’s Degree of Theology from Union Presbyterian Seminary. When he’s not working, Albert enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog and listening to podcasts.