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Burke Rehabilitation Board of Trustees Names Two New Members

The Burke Rehabilitation Board of Trustees has announced two new members, Jacqueline Adler Walker and Michael F. Rooney, who bring decades of expertise in the private sector and a dedication to serving their community.

Jacqueline Adler Walker joins the Burke Board of Trustees after working as a Human Resources Director at American Express and Lever Brothers. In her role, Ms. Adler Walker was responsible for hiring employees at the highest levels. Ms. Walker has a passion for the arts, and comes from a family of art lovers and collectors. She has served on numerous boards, including the Scarsdale Adult School, The Neuberger Museum of Art, Bruce Museum and ArtsWestchester, where she and her husband, Arthur W. Walker, received the Patron Award, the organization’s highest tribute in support of exhibitions and performances.

Ms. Walker holds a Master’s degree in teaching from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmira College. The Walkers reside in Harrison, NY.

Michael F. Rooney joins the Burke Board of Trustees with four decades of experience in advertising, sales and media. Mr. Rooney most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the Tribune Publishing Company. Prior to this position, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Dow Jones. He was also the Chief Revenue Officer for the Wall Street Journal, where he oversaw advertising sales and marketing for the print edition and its website as well as the Dow Jones subsidiaries and Smart Money magazine. Mr. Rooney also held various high-level positions at ESPN.

Mr. Rooney currently serves on the board of WFUV, the public radio station of Fordham University. He has devoted his time to several additional boards including Outward Bound USA, an educational and youth leadership organization, and Iona Prep in New Rochelle, NY. Mr. Rooney graduated from Boston College with a Marketing Degree. He and his wife, Joann Paulsen Rooney, divide their time between Rye, NY, and Dorset, Vt.


About Burke Rehabilitation

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex. For additional information, please visit

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