Kevin Walker spearheads the Northwest Area Foundation’s efforts to shape a future in which all people and communities in its region can thrive on their own terms and live free of poverty. Prior to joining the Northwest Area Foundation, Kevin spent 13 years with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, including nine years as director of Mott’s national Pathways Out of Poverty program. His career in the nonprofit sector began in the early 1990s as associate director of Food Gatherers, a community-based, anti-hunger organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kevin is a board member of Philanthropy Northwest, where he just completed three years as chair. He also serves on the boards of BoardSource, the national organization dedicated to excellence in nonprofit governance; and Akiptan, a Native community development financial institution affiliated with the Intertribal Agriculture Council.