President & Chief Executive Officer at the Lower Eastside Service
Center, Inc. (LESC)
Walters joined LESC more than 22 years ago as the Vice President of Human Resources. During her tenure as VP she was responsible for all the human resources functions and serving as principal advisor to the CEO and leadership team on organization design and development, goal setting, policy development, risk management and strategic implementation in support of achieving corporate objectives and business growth.
In 2014 she became the President & CEO at LESC.
Under her leadership, permanent supportive housing provided by the agency has increased, providing additional housing for 98 homeless individuals. Organizational budget has increased over 16 million and six (6) programs were added to the LESC roster, to include early HIV intervention, a Women’s Wellness Program, expanded services to the population to include care coordination and affiliation with a FQHC to provide HIV testing and primary care services. More recently the state approved LESC as a lead for a Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) to participate in the New York State Behavioral Health Value Based Payment Readiness Program (BH VBP).
Prior to joining LESC, she held positions at SCI Business School/WAE Corporation as Assistant Administrator and Director of Student Services and Director of Vocational Services at American Business Institute (ABI). Walters was a high school Mathematics teacher for 15 years.
Ms. Walters earned her M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Management at C.W. Post Long Island University, a B.A. in Business Management from Lehman College, and holds certifications in Human Resources, Executive Leadership Support for Nonprofit Management, and Methods of Occupational Instruction. B.A. in Education.