Chantelle Walker has joined the Adler Aphasia Center as president and CEO, the organization announced Tuesday.
Walker has spent the past 20 years in positions of business development, fundraising, marketing and finance in the nonprofit industry. She comes to the role after five years as the director of finance and operations for Paramus-based Alpine Learning Group.
She also serves on the board of governors of the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Tenafly.
Adler Aphasia Center is a post-rehabilitative program addressing the long-term needs of patients with aphasia and their families. The center has two full-service locations in Maywood and West Orange with additional Aphasia Communication Groups in Bridgewater, Haddonfield, Hammonton, Maywood, Monroe, Morristown, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and two in Toms River.
According to the center, an estimated 70,000 people in New Jersey live with aphasia. The communication disorder most often occurs from stroke or other brain injury.