July 21, 2021
Region Ten Staff Profile: Travis Walker
Name and Position at Region Ten: Travis Walker, Office Manager at the Region Ten Fluvanna Counseling Center
Where are you from? Charlottesville, Virginia
What drew you to the mental health field? I have the chance to help others in a unique way, and to learn, grow, and help achieve something positive out of what may seem challenging.
What are some of the highlights in your professional career? The highlights are knowing that someway and somehow, I’m helping to make someone to be better, hope better, and to live. Even if it’s only one person I can smile knowing that my work at Region Ten has purpose.
What do you enjoy about your work at Region Ten? I enjoy everything about working at Region Ten! It is a great place to learn, grow, explore, and experience all different types of opportunities and different tasks. I also enjoy the people we serve and the communities. Region Ten is a great place to grow and shows strength and stability. There only one place to go and that place is Up!
What does BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month mean to you? BIPOC as a term can feel very broad. Essentially BIPOC is meant to emphasize the particular hardships faced by Black and Indigenous people in the United States. To me, it gives us a chance to pull together and bring strength to our communities. I would like to help and continue the work of Bebe Moore Campbell who was an author and was formally recognized for BIPOC Mental Health Month in June 2008 to help bring awareness to mental health and other underrepresented communities.