Mark Walker

Deputy Director for East Bay Programs
Mark Walker has extensive experience implementing and managing systems and programs for U.S. veterans, including education, employment, healthcare, housing, training, and assistance for homeless veterans. At Swords to Plowshares, he provides leadership in developing programmatic, organizational, and financial plans, while also expanding and enhancing the organization’s presence and operations in the East Bay. Programs and services under his supervision include outreach, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, emergency housing, job assessment, training, and employment. Prior to Swords to Plowshares, Mark served as Deputy Director of The American Legion’s National Employment & Education Division at their Washington, DC headquarters office. He leveraged strategic partnerships across government and private sector to strengthen collaboration on resolving gaps in services for veterans, including employment, credentialing, homelessness, and other key issues. Mark served six years in the United States Air Force. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Saint Francis. He works and resides in Oakland.