Maryann Walker is the new executive director of the Illinois Presbyterian Home Communities, located at 2005 W. Lawrence Ave. in Springfield. She started her new role on Sept. 7.

Walker most recently served in a similar role for Heritage Health of Springfield and has more than three decades of experience in senior living and health care. She spent 14 years as director of King’s Daughters Home, and when the facility closed in 2006, an additional wing was added to the Illinois Presbyterian Home to accommodate the residents.

Walker continues to be involved in the King’s Daughters Organization, along with the Illinois Pioneer Coalition and serving as a eucharist minister at St. Joseph’s Church, among other community involvement.