Stephen B. Walker

Stephen B. Walker

Director of Correctional Health and Political Logistics, California Correctional Peace Officers Association

Stephen B. Walker is currently the Director of Correctional Health for the California
Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), a statewide organization
representing 30,000 men and women working within the California Department of
Corrections Rehabilitation. Raising awareness to deleterious impacts of the current
design, structure, and operations of corrections, he believes it is a catalyst for improving health and wellness within the correctional environment. Before his current position, Stephen served as Director of Governmental Affairs for the association working to engage, educate, and advocate for correctional officers within the State's legislative and governmental affairs arenas. His fields of experience range from person to person evaluations, engagement, and supervision of people in custody, day to day operations within the correctional environment to include advocacy and intervention, policy development and implementation, negotiations and troubleshooting the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Governor, Stephen held the classification of Youth Correctional Officer in the California Youth Authority for thirty-five years. Stephen is a current and active board member of the following organizations: Child Abuse Prevention Center, Black Youth Leadership Project, California African American PAC, Governor's Cup Foundation, and the Foundation for Independent Voter Education. He's a United States Marine and an actor working to be a living portrait of life in front of and through lens and on stage.