William J. Walczak
Founder & Former CEO
Bill is most associated with the re-development of the Codman Square area of Boston, a multi-cultural community which foundered in the 1970s and became an area known for racial unrest and economic disintegration. Bill was founder and CEO of the Codman Square Health Center, a major factor in the regeneration of the community. Bill is founding president of Codman Academy Charter School. The Health Center’s innovative efforts have made it nationally and internationally known. Bill has worked on community regeneration efforts in a number of countries around the world. Currently, Bill is CEO of the South End Community Health Center in Boston.
Bill is founding president of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and is on the Executive Advisory Council for WBUR Public Radio. He is chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Bunker Hill Community College. He is a past President of the UMass/Boston Alumni Association and is on its Board of Visitors. He is a founder of the Edward Kennedy Health Careers Academy and is founding president of Boston HealthNet. He is president of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and serves on the board of the Rappaport Center at Boston College. Bill served on both Governors Deval Patrick’s and Charlie Baker’s Health Care Transition Committees and is a Barr Fellow. He has received numerous awards for his work and ideas.