Gail Walker, Director of Supported Living
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (423) 629-1451, Ext. 2368
Gail Walker has been the Director of Supported Living at Orange Grove Center since January 2007. Her responsibilities include overseeing departmental operations, managing the budget and employee relations.
Walker has been part of the Orange Grove family for over 30 years. Her career at Orange Grove began on August 1, 1988, as a classroom assistant in ACT. In July of 1989, she began working in the Industrial Training Center as a social worker's assistant. She also worked as a production supervisor in ITC.
Walker was granted leave from Orange Grove to finish her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Upon returning to Orange Grove, she spent time as a client program coordinator, behavior specialist, agency case manager and residential coordinator.
Prior to becoming Director of Supported Living, Walker worked as a coordinator for Supported Living, when it became its own department in August 2001.