Joanne Walker has more than 30 years of legal and management experience with law firms, environmental steering committees, and nonprofit organizations and has been a member of the CRP Adjunct Faculty since 2005.
She has litigated diverse and complex matters, primarily involving environmental, land use, and construction issues; demonstrated success in maintaining cost reductions and cost effective operations at environmental cleanup sites; and has advocated for smart growth development and open space preservation with municipalities and developers. In addition to administering a $130 million private Superfund cleanup, she has also coordinated and maintained consensus arrangements between eight Fortune 500 companies to implement environmental cleanup activities while at the same time handling contract administration, regulatory affairs, and spearheading technical upgrade projects.
Ms. Walker has also successfully negotiated partnering and preservation agreements between local developers and private citizen organizations, drafted organizational documents for nonprofits, and negotiated multi-party environmental remediation agreements.
Ms. Walker has a legal and consulting practice in Conshohocken. She was previously a Partner with McKenna Walker, P.C., Cherry Hill, N.J. from 1997 to 2006. She was a Senior Associate and then Partner with Manta and Welge, Philadelphia, from 1986 to 1997; an Attorney with Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand, Fort Washington, from 1984 to 1986; and an Attorney-Advisor for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C., in 1983. She has lectured on land use and environmental matters for various organizations including the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Bo-Rit/Ambler Area Asbestos Site Community Advisory Group.
Ms. Walker is the current President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania and is a founding member of the organization; a sponsoring attorney for Elementary School Conflict Resolution with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Project PEACE; a consultant to and past president of the Plymouth Whitemarsh Band Boosters, Inc.; a past board member and chair of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA; a past board member of the Whitemarsh Township Residents Association, the Bo-Rit/Ambler Area Asbestos Site CAG, the Briar Bush Nature Center, and the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Ms. Walker received her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from the Syracuse University College of Law; a Master of Public Administration (cum laude) from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (maxima cum laude) from LaSalle University.