Michael Walton, with his wife Nancy, first became active in community healthcare while living in Montgomery, Alabama. They approached the state government with an idea to develop free or low-cost clinics in rural areas, where medical professionals are sorely needed. Getting through all of the government red tape was a huge task in itself, and the idea never came to fruition.
The Waltons recognized an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the community, and they jumped at the chance, opening their own BrightStar office in May of 2009. The experience is just as rewarding as they hoped it would be.
Michael Walton is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), a designation in conjunction with five years of experience in the senior health care industry, which means that seniors and their families locally now have a resource they can rely on to meet their home health care needs. Michael is a supporter of the Hospice Alliance of Hampton Roads and the Task Forces on Aging in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Portsmouth. He is a member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Case Managers Society of America, and is active in the area Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Walton believes strongly in giving back to the communities served by BrightStar. BrightStar provides support to the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter, and sponsors local charities and non-profits such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter; The Hospice Alliance of Hampton Roads, and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Michael and Nancy both attended Virginia Tech and both enjoy running to stay fit. They have two wonderful children, Stephen, a student at Auburn University, and Stacey, a solid soccer and volleyball player.