Walter Sterbach serves as Vice President of “What is Your Voice, Inc.” He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Criminal Justice. As a police officer in Baltimore City for five years he was given daily exposure to domestic violence and the long lasting effects. He then made a thirty-year career change to electrician and climbed the ranks from an apprentice to a jobsite foreman. He decided to retire in 2012.
After faithfully caring for his own mother until her passing Walter felt called to move to Sussex County, Delaware to aid his wife in the care of her elder father. He continued to support his wife Jacqueline using the model created in Baltimore as she worked with small groups of domestic violence victims over the next three years. He then contributed financial resources to launch the non-profit “What is Your Voice, Inc.” Walter became a pillar of support in the group including when women needed help with landscaping, assisting with grocery shopping and carrying heavy items. He was a gentle shoulder when they needed a male point of view.
Walter is known among his friends and family for his integrity, discernment and sound counsel. Walter enjoys reading about current events, history, and dirt fishing at the beach. He enjoys traveling to historical sites and seeing nature’s wonders. He is stepfather to three, step-grandfather to six, and loving father to his cat son, Bandit.