An Origin Partner, Jeff most recently served as the Executive Vice President for Operations and Transformation at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center responsible for the overall operations as well as strategic and business development efforts aimed at positioning the enterprise for growth and sustainability in a dynamic healthcare environment.
Prior to Roswell Park, Walker served as the Chief Operating Officer at City of Hope responsible for enterprise clinical, research and GMP manufacturing operations as well as executing and launching new major local, national and international initiatives, strategic programs and business ventures – leading and chaperoning their development and transition from the strategic business development phase into mature enterprise structure and operations.These efforts included the integration of a network of 31 cancer care locations across Southern California into a cancer care delivery system, nearly $2B in capital expansion including clinical, research and administrative facilities as well as a new campus in Orange County, and the development of platform capabilities to facilitate and grow industry, employer and international partnerships and business development strategies.
Walker also served as the COO and Senior Executive Director for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), overseeing all administrative, operational and fiscal functions for Ohio State’s cancer program as well as the construction and opening of the new 356 bed James Cancer Hospital in 2014 and successful renewal as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Prior to the OSUCCC-James, he had gained more than a decade of administrative leadership experience at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Walker has had a long and successful career in healthcare administration over the last three decades, with extensive experience in executive level positions and responsibilities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.Walker has also held several national posts serving as past Chair of the Board of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers, Treasurer of the Association of American Cancer Institutes as well as serving on the Board and Finance Committee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.