James M. Walker has served as Executive Director of Youth Services of Tulsa since July 2001. Prior to coming to Youth Services, Jim served for 25 years as director of the University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services. He was a founding member of the Oklahoma Association of Youth Services and served as President for two years and a member of the executive committee for six years. For many years, he was on the board and served three years as president of the Southwest Network of Youth Services. He served six years on the board of the National Network for Youth, two as national chair. He is a nationally recognized speaker and expert in the adolescent services field as well as former Youth Services of Tulsa board member. Early in his career, he was director of Youth Services of Tillman County and Stephens County Youth Services in rural Oklahoma.