Daphne Walker, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel
Daphne Walker joins the executive team as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel bringing with her over 25 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare. Daphne has a Bachelors in Nursing and started her nursing career in her hometown of Hereford, TX. She has worked in many clinical areas, specifically labor and delivery and intensive care, and spent time as a nursing supervisor, performance improvement manager and nurse executive. Daphne eventually made her way to law school at Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law where she was selected as a Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholar.
Following law school, she joined the international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) where she practiced in the firm’s healthcare practice group. She ultimately went in-house with a publicly traded hospital company and served as General Counsel for a large ambulatory surgery company where she oversaw the legal function for over 400 ambulatory facilities serving more than 12,000 physicians and 3.4 million patients each year.