FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Low Income Investment Fund Appoints New Chief People Officer
Dr. Tina R. Walker Joins LIIF’s Executive Leadership
SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 11, 2023) – The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) today announced the appointment of Dr. Tina R. Walker as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for the national community development financial institution (CDFI).
“Dr. Tina Walker is the right person for this revamped role. She brings an extensive skill set, great perspective, empathy and a mission-driven focus to LIIF’s leadership team,” said Chief Executive Officer Daniel A. Nissenbaum at LIIF. “I, along with my leadership team, felt after a comprehensive process that she can help shape a culture where staff feels well supported as we work toward our strategic priorities of creating communities of opportunity, equity and well-being.”
As LIIF’s Chief People Officer, Walker will lead the organization’s human resources department, overseeing its culture and engagement, training and development, and office administration. Walker has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, as she previously held the role of vice president of human resources and administration at the California Community Foundation. Prior to that position, she held roles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Walker served as an adjunct professor at University of Phoenix for over 10 years, teaching courses in business administration, leadership and organizational development. She will be based in LIIF’s Los Angeles office.
“To be selected for this time and this work, is an honor. It has always been important to me to work in spaces that have strategic priorities that support the underserved and underrepresented. As an executive human resources practitioner for over 30 years, I have learned that it is necessary to balance the needs of business with the individual and collective needs of those within the business. I am proud that I have been able to achieve this outcome throughout my career. Joining LIIF as its Chief People Officer continues that aspiration. I look forward to helping shape LIIF’s internal culture as we strive for equitable communities for all,” said Walker.
Walker officially joined the team on Dec. 5, 2023.
About the Low Income Investment Fund
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., that invests in communities of opportunity, equity and well-being. As a CDFI, LIIF supports projects that have high social value but lack access to traditional financial institutions. Since 1984, LIIF has deployed more than $3.2 billion to serve 2.5 million people in communities across the country from its five offices. An S&P-rated organization, LIIF funds healthy communities by providing innovative capital solutions.