Our Directors


Justin Walker

Justin Walker serves as the Executive Director of the Global Game Changers, while also working as a professor on the University of Louisville Law School Faculty. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University, he clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and on the DC Circuit for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Law & Policy List in 2011, Justin has been a lawyer, teacher, speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, nationally recognized blogger, ghostwriter, and editor for several books, both fiction and nonfiction. Justin was raised by a single working mother who always taught him the value of giving back.

Justin now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Anne, who shares his passion for teaching kids about compassion (as well as his passion for college basketball), and his daughter Isabella.


Anne Walker

Anne is a career writer and researcher who has written for business, academic, political, and non-profit entities. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Duke University and her Master’s Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University, in 2006 she joined the staff of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in the Legislative Affairs Office. There, she researched bills, worked with state and federal legislators and their staff, and wrote briefs for the Governor. Following her departure from Massachusetts, she worked as an independent writer and researcher where she developed and wrote policy and procedure manuals, curriculum documents, and public relations and marketing materials for non-profit and business organizations. She has extensive knowledge of social media and graphic arts marketing skills. Anne’s academic and career experiences have led her to believe that all students need a strong background in Language Arts and that building compassionate citizens starts with our youngest students.

Currently, Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Justin and daughter Isabella.


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Sara Beth Freytag

Curriculum and Program Facilitator


Ali Gautier

Community Engagement


Shannon Runke

Fundraising and Volunteer Coordination


Erin Sigmund

Events and Program Facilitator


Jenna Thomas

Development and Program Facilitator


Shirelle Williams

Outreach and Program Facilitator