Dr. Jim, as he is widely known, is president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and has been treating individuals living on the streets of Boston for more than three decades. His program has become a national model for providing help for those in need and is the subject of the book Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder. Dr. Jim, who lectures widely on the topic, is the author of the informative and inspirational book Stories from the Shadows and was the subject of the January 1, 2023, Sunday New York Times Magazine article, “You Have to Learn to Listen: How a Doctor Cares for Boston’s homeless.”
Liz Walker is perhaps best known by Bostonians as the former evening news anchor of WBZ TV, but journalism was only the first chapter in her career. Reverend Walker is a 2005 graduate of Harvard Divinity School and served as minister of the Roxbury Presbyterian Church from 2014 through 2021. She now leads the Cory Johnson Program for Post Traumatic Healing (CJP), named after a young, member of the church who was murdered nearby.