Cheryl A. Walker

Executive Director 
Manchester Youth Development Center

Cheryl A. Walker brought her extensive leadership and management savvy to Manchester Youth Development Center in 2005. Her business, property management, and economic development acumen support the four-decade-old organization’s role as a positive force for children, families, and the communities. 

Overseeing the facilities shared with Manchester Academic Charter School, Cheryl is strongly committed “to ensuring that children have an  uncompromised safe, decent and nurturing environment in which to learn, develop and succeed.” 

The alumna of Robert Morris University now serves on her alma mater’s board.

Most inspired by the nonprofits for: Their willingness to give and serve.

Nonprofit role models? “Too many to name. They all do tremendous work.”

Hopes for future leaders: “That they continue to engage the community they serve to help determine the greatest needs of the community.”

What’s for breakfast? Eggs over easy, bacon, homefries and toast.

Recommended reading: The Bible.

How do you enjoy downtime? “I like to spend a day off relaxing, reading a good book, and enjoying the company of my husband.”

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