Rev. Albert Whitaker, MA
Director of Community Partnerships, New England | American Diabetes Association
Rev. Albert Whitaker currently serves as Director of Community Partnerships, New England with the American Diabetes Association. Diagnosed in 2001 with Type 2 Diabetes, he has worked diligently to educate and raise awareness about the devastating impact of diabetes among high risk populations throughout New England. Currently, he has been working with various stakeholders around issues of health disparities and access to quality health care for underserved and marginalized communities. A native of Boston, Albert is fluent in Spanish and served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Paraguay in South America. Albert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education, and a Masters of Arts in Urban Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Center for Urban Ministry. He will begin a doctoral program in Practical Theology in Spring 2016. His research will focus on the intersection of spirituality and health.
He is a member of the Coalition for a Healthier Roxbury, the Diabetes Action Alliance of Maine; the Multicultural Diabetes Coalition of Rhode Island, the Diabetes Today Coalition of Lawrence, MA, Brockton Knocks down Diabetes Planning Committee and Old Colony REACH Steering Committee. In addition to his work in the field of diabetes, Rev. Whitaker also serves as Senior Pastor of Christ Temple Church of Personal Experience in Roxbury, MA. Additionally, Rev. Whitaker serves on the board of directors for Asian Women for Health, a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of Asian women through education, advocacy and support. Albert has served on the board of the Boston Day and Evening Academy as well as serving as vice chair of the board of City Mission Society of Boston.