Bill Walczak

CEO, South End Community Health Center

Bill Walczak is President & CEO of South End Community Health Center. Previously he was President of the Lewis Family & Grand Circle Foundations and Vice President of External Relations at Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading national construction management firm.

Bill is founder of the Codman Square Health Center, a multi-service center where he was CEO from 1980- 2011. Bill is founding president of Codman Academy Charter School. The Codman Health and Education Center is considered a model of a collaboration which uses the medical and educational systems as a platform for community regeneration. Bill was a founder of the Edward Kennedy Health Careers Academy. From 2011-2012, he was President of Carney Hospital, and in 2013, he was a candidate for Mayor of Boston.

Bill is a co-founder and was Co-CEO of DotWell, a partnership with the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center. Bill is the founding president of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Massachusetts’ association for nonprofits. He is on the Executive Advisory Council for WBUR. Bill is past president of the UMass Boston Alumni Association (where he is on the Board of Visitors). He was founding President of Boston HealthNet, a network of community health centers with Boston Medical Center. He is chairman of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and on the board of Daily Table. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, is a member of the Boston Leaders for Education coalition, the Haiti Fund, and the Epiphany School Advisory Board. He served on Gov. Deval Patrick’s and Gov. Charlie Baker’s Health Care Transition Committee and on the New England Steering Committee for the Barack Obama presidential campaign. He is a Barr (Foundation) Fellow. He has received numerous awards and has worked in a number of countries on community development efforts. He is married to Linda Walczak and has two grown children.