Meet Our Team

Chip Walters

Executive Director/Founder

Chip Walters is the Founder and Executive Director of Sidewalk Hope. After 29 years as an educator at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, Chip felt called to minister to children in the inner-city. After several years as a Children’s Minister, Chip committed to serving the children and families of Sidewalk Hope full-time. Chip has a Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education and a Masters Degree in Comprehensive Special Education. She is a member of Hope Point Church.

Board of Directors

Kristin Barber

Board President

Rob Nelson

Board Director

Karen Keith

Board Director

Omar Osborne

Board Vice President

Valerie Barnet

Board Director


Sissy Melotte

Board Secretary/Treasurer

William Tucker

Board Director