Annette Walker, M.H.A.
Annette M. Walker serves as president of City of Hope Orange County. City of Hope chose Walker, a nationally recognized health care executive, to drive the development and growth of a robust cancer network throughout Orange County, and a state-of-the-art cancer center in Irvine.
Walker comes to City of Hope from the nation’s second largest not-for-profit health system, Providence St. Joseph Health. She served as president of strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health and chief executive of St. Joseph Health. In 2017, she was named one of the top 25 women in U.S. health care by Modern Healthcare magazine. Walker was responsible for system-wide strategy, marketing and business development across the seven-state Providence St. Joseph Health system.
Among Walker’s many accomplishments was the development of wellness capability for both consumers and employers throughout Orange County. These centers focused on medical care, as well as services for helping people adopt healthy lifestyles, and were designed to reach people where they work and live.
In addition to the Modern Healthcare recognition, Walker was named one of Becker’s "130 Women Leaders to Know" (2018), Los Angeles Business Journal’s "Executive of the Year" (2017), Orange County Catholic Foundation’s Bishop’s Award winner for Exemplarily Business Integrity (2017) and Orange County Business Journal’s "Innovator of the Year" (2016).
She has a Master’s in Health Administration from University of Minnesota and Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.