Gordon Walker was the Chief Executive Officer for the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) from 1982-2012. This organization provided a continuum of services including health care, housing, nutrition security, intergenerational community centers and assisted living. During his tenure, JABA received numerous national awards for its planning and service delivery initiatives, and Gordon was instrumental in the formation of Local Food Hub.
Gordon has been an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing and the School of Education at the University of Virginia. He has served as president of several local and statewide organizations and was Chair of the Albemarle County School Board. Currently, Gordon serves on several nonprofit boards in the Charlottesville area, including the Twice is Nice Foundation and the Virginia Livable Communities Initiative. Gordon has a MS Degree from San Diego State University in City Planning and Urban Studies, a BA in Public Administration and a graduate certificate in gerontology from Georgia State University.