Courtney Walker serves as the Director of Residential and Education Programs for CLASS and in this role oversees the Centre Services Community Skill Building Program. With her team of program specialists and Centre advocates, she provides classroom activities and community volunteer and recreational activities for individuals of all abilities. Courtney is also responsible for the Residential Services Program, which provides supportive living opportunities in homes and apartments throughout Allegheny County.
Ms. Walker’s association with CLASS spans over 25 years where she has served in various capacities during her tenure. Initially she specialized in working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and held the position of independent living skills instructor. She then became coordinator of the Cognitive Retraining Team In which she supervised other instructors and handled case management responsibilities. For several years she was a residential supervisor coordinating 24-hour care for individuals with brain injuries.
She has functioned in the role of associate director of Centre Services where she was responsible for individuals in day programs, while ensuring compliance with all state and federal mandates. Prior to her rejoining Centre Services in her current position as director, she was the CLASS Development Director for several years. She planned and executed fundraising and development activities, including coordinating special events throughout the year and writing grant proposals. Her most notable accomplishment was raising $2.5 million dollars for the capital campaign from 2010 to 2014.
Ms. Walker is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Social Work and remains an avid Pitt Panther fan. She is an active member of the Hillman Cancer Center support group and participates in CLASS fundraising events, as well as efforts sponsored by other non-profit groups.