Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls
Chief Social Responsibility Officer
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls is the Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, providing leadership for sustaining and growing programs and strategies that demonstrate significant community impact on critical issues such as education, poverty, and employment. Hedy has a wealth of experience and knowledge in engaging communities, particularly communities of color, and building long term relationships and supports; developing collaborations and partnerships with community stakeholders to include for profit and nonprofit organizations.
Hedy started at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities in 2009 as the Executive Director of the University YMCA, providing leadership and support for student development initiatives for college students attending the University of Minnesota. Hedy was promoted to Associate Vice President of Social Responsibility and Vice President of Social Responsibility before her current position.
Before coming to the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Hedy worked in urban and suburban school districts. She held several administrative positions for Minneapolis Public Schools providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of researched-based high quality youth development and parent engagement programs.