Barr Fellow group shot

Bill Walczak

President & CEO, South End Community Health Center

To many in Boston, Bill Walczak is most closely associated with the Codman Square Health Center, where he worked when he was recognized as a Barr Fellow. He co-founded the organization—a community-based, outpatient health care, and multi-service center in the heart of Dorchester—in 1979 and became its chief executive officer in 1980. Bill is also the founding president of Codman Academy Charter School, a high school located on the health center campus, and a co-founder and former co-CEO of DotWell, a partnership with the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center.

Bill served as vice president of community relations at Shawmut Design and Construction and as the first president of the Lewis Family Foundation, in which capacity he also oversaw the Grand Circle Foundation. In 2015, he was appointed president and CEO of the South End Community Health Center.