Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Diamonte Walker

Dr. Diamonte Walker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pittsburgh Scholar House, a non-profit affiliate of the Family Scholar House, dedicated to using two-generation strategies to disrupt the cycle of poverty by enabling post-secondary educational attainment and comprehensive support services to improve quality of life for income eligible single parents and their children. She most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh where she provided strategy, vision, operations management, and leadership resulting in transformative initiatives such as the Avenues of Hope and the Housing Opportunity Fund. Diamonte understands the complex challenges Pittsburgh faces when trying to effectuate meaningful change in neighborhoods and offers a serious look at what happens when we expand our work beyond metrics, goals, and buzzwords to empower people while transforming place. Diamonte holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Administration from Point Park University, and an MBA and Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. She currently sits on the board of Gwen’s Girls, YMCA of Pittsburgh, Neighborhood Allies, InnovatePGH, and the Moonshot Museum. Diamonte has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a Women of Influence honoree and one of 20 Persons to Know in Commercial Real Estate. She is an alumna of (TALI) The Advanced Leadership Institute and received Catapult Pittsburgh’s 2021 Black Excellence in Community Development Award. Dr. Walker is firmly committed to helping Pittsburghers from diverse backgrounds secure and maintain an equitable stake in Pittsburgh’s economic resurgence.

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