Carlyle Walton

President, Adventist Health Policy Association

Mr. Walton is currently the President of the Adventist Health Policy Association (AHPA) a public policy and advocacy organization representing the five Seventh-day Adventist Health Systems in the United States of America. Mr. Walton previously served as President/CEO of Metroplex Health System in Killeen, Texas (now AdventHealth Central Texas) for 9 years and of Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee for 11 years. He completed his BS degree in Accounting with a minor in religion from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Management from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Walton was born in British Guyana (now the Republic of Guyana), South America. At the age of 20, he moved to the United States with his parents and two younger sisters. After completing his college education, he worked four years with the public accounting firm Ernst & Whinney in their healthcare practice division. He lived for 10 years in Killeen, Texas where he worked at Metroplex Health System (now AdventHealth Central Texas) serving as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Operations and Vice President/Administrator- Rollins Brook Community Hospital (now AdventHealth Rollins Brook).

During the almost 11 years he lived in Greeneville, Mr. Walton was very active in community and civic affairs including being a member of the Regional Policy Board in Region 4 of the American Hospital Association, Tennessee State Board of Licensure of Healthcare Facilities, Kiwanis Club of Greeneville and the Comcare Human Rights Committee. He served as the Chairman of the 2000 United Way of Greene County campaign, the 2003 Greene County Partnership, and also graduated from the 2000 Greene County Leadership Program. He also served on various boards including Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Heritage Community Bank, Tusculum College, and the Greene County Partnership.

Carlyle returned to Texas in 2009 as the CEO of Metroplex and was a member of the Killeen-Heights Rotary Club, re-engaged in the community serving as the Chairman of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, and the Killeen Industrial Foundation. He also served as a trustee of the Killeen Independent School District, the Vice-Chairman of the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas and on the boards of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance, Temple Symphony Orchestra, and the Foundation Board of Texas A&M Central Texas.

He is the 2008 recipient of the Adventist Health System (now AdventHealth) “Crystal Angel Award” for Senior Executive Leadership, 2006 George Clem Multi-Cultural Association, “Raising the Standards” Award, 2004 Milligan College, “Leaders in Christian Service” Award, 2003 “Greater Tri-Cities Business Leader” Award, and the 2002 Adventist Health System (now AdventHealth) “Community Involvement” Award. In 2016, the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Public Education Council recognized Carlyle as the Public Education Person the Year.

Carlyle’s pride and joy is his family: wife of 34 years, Astrid, and their two children - Christopher, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas and Ashleigh, a registered architect currently employed as a Project Manager by Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since their move to DC in August 2018, Carlyle and Astrid have become active members of the Leesburg SDA Church.

Other Staff Members

Advisory Board

Delbert W. Baker, Ph.D.
James Lyons, PhD.
Hon. Connie Mack
Jim Payne
Benjamin Reaves, D.Min.
Carol H. Williams
Willie Woods