Poshi Walker, MSW

poshi walker steering committee memberLGBTQ Program Director, NorCal MHA

Poshi Walker is the LGBTQ Program Director for NorCal Mental Health America and the Co-Director of the LGBTQ Stakeholder Education, Advocacy, and Outreach Project, in collaboration with the California LGBT Health & Human Services Network. Poshi’s education and career as a social worker has focused on reducing mental health disparities for LGBTQ communities, both locally and statewide. Poshi was the Project Director for the LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project, Phase 1, as well as the lead author of the report, First Do No Harm: Reducing Disparities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Questioning Populations in California. Poshi has multiple years of experience working with, and providing mental health, LGBTQ and technical assistance training for community-based organizations, counties, school districts, universities and government programs. Poshi is a strong advocate for LGBTQ communities and has worked extensively in the policy arena to reduce disparities. Poshi holds a Masters in Social Work from CSU Sacramento and resides in Woodland with a wonderful spouse and multiple rescue animals.