Kim Walker is TACO's New Going Home Coordinator
Kim Walker is a relentless advocate for the poor, elderly, and marginalized. For over twenty years, she has served in leadership and program development within the nonprofit sector. As Director of Mission Integration for St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center in Philadelphia, she sought to ensure that the Felician Franciscan Sisters mission and core values were integrated into every level of the organization. Kim endeavors to embody the Franciscan values of dignity for all persons, compassion, community, justice, peace, and concern for the poor.
Additionally, Kim is a volunteer peer reviewer for the Council of Accreditation, serving both the members of organizations seeking accreditation and their shareholders. She has an eye for detail, honoring each organization and its mission, history, leadership, culture, environment, resources, capacity and, most importantly, the unique needs and aspirations of the people being served.
Kim holds a Masters Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She also has a Bachelor’s of Social Work and Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Educations.
Originally, from Beaumont, Texas, Kim loves music and is a member of The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir of San Diego. Kim loves spending time with her family including her Yorkie, Boston, who loves to accompany her on walks. One of her favorite hobbies is exploring San Diego’s eclectic restaurants.
Kim says, “It is an honor to be a part of the TACO team in my role as Going Home Services Coordinator. Taking on this position is apart of my belief that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. I look forward to working with Simon’s Walk volunteers. Because they are the ones who make a positive difference the life of our clients. One of my favorite Biblical readings is Mathew 5:3 -10 the Sermon on the Mount working at TACO as Going Home Services Coordinator touches each one of the Beatitudes they can be transformed and alive and become the healing ministry of Jesus here on earth.”