Director of Global Health and Welfare Programs
Valerie has more than 20 years of experience working locally and around the world with medical relief programs, integrative health programs, hospitals, corporations, humanitarian programs, non-profit organizations, foundations, community clinics, and leadership programs.
She is a Doctoral candidate at Meridian University with a Master’s Degree from Sonoma State University and Bachelors Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from University of Florida.
Valerie has worked for USC Institute of Integrative Health and Wellness as a consultant and facilitator with experience conducting clinical studies. While working at the V.A. Medical Center (Gainesville, Fla), Valerie was part of a multi-disciplinary team working with veterans. Valerie has also worked as an international medical relief worker and program coordinator for Operation USA in numerous countries, organizing large scale procurement and delivery of medical supplies as well as program implementation.
Locally, she coordinated the Operation USA Clinic program, serving low-income and homeless families throughout Los Angeles. Valerie assisted Operation USA with disaster relief efforts and psychosocial trainings on child trauma in Sri Lanka after the tsunami. Valerie also organized fundraising efforts for Operation USA’s health and welfare programs globally.