Dr. Page B. Walley serves as Managing Director of Strategic Consulting for Casey Family Programs, a multibillion dollar private operating foundation based in Seattle whose mission is to provide, improve and ultimately prevent the need for foster care in the United States. In this role he works with states to reduce the number of children in out of home care.
Dr. Walley previously served as the Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Prior to that he served as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs.
During his term as commissioner over the 4,500 employee, $1.3 billion department, Dr. Walley helped advance the Department to national recognition as a leader in providing for the safety, permanency placement, and well-being of children and families in the state. While presiding over the Department’s successful exit from longstanding federal oversight of its child welfare program, he also worked to help lead the Food Stamp Program to national recognition in its response to the Hurricane Ivan disaster declaration of 2004.
Prior to coming to Alabama, Dr. Walley was Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Dr. Walley is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field, and is also a licensed minister.
Dr. Walley was elected to and served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1990 to 2000.
Dr. Walley received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Davidson College and received his master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.