Mental Health Hero Muffy Walker: The Founder and President of the International Bipolar Foundation
2012 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon
Drawing done by Chato Stewart
Muffy Walker was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband John C. Reed and their three sons. In 1983, Walker graduated with a Master’s of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.
She worked in the mental health field for over 18 years until she moved to California, where she obtained her MBA with a focus in marketing from the University of California-Irvine.
Walker has owned several companies, both for and not for profit, and is the founder and President of International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). After learning that her youngest son had Bipolar Disorder, Walker joined other mental health boards and ultimately started IBPF.
She has served on a plethora of boards, including Children’s Hospital, Kids Korps USA, NeighborHelp, ChildHelp USA, and has dedicated the past 10 years of her life to championing the education of the public about mental illness. Walker’s interests include travel, tap dancing, community theater and Thai cooking.
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Stewart, C. (2016). Mental Health Hero Muffy Walker: The Founder and President of the International Bipolar Foundation. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2012/05/mental-health-hero-muffy-walker-the-founder-and-president-of-international-bipolar-foundation/