Valerie leads the global people function to achieve Habitat for Humanity International’s strategic plan and implement its transformation initiatives. She supports HFHI staff and the work of over 1200 U.S. Habitat affiliates and 60+ Habitat affiliated countries.
Prior to joining Habitat, Valerie held global senior leadership roles in talent management, leadership and organization development for Fortune 100 and mid-sized companies, including BellSouth (AT&T), ING, Merck, New York Life, Broadridge Financial Solutions, and QBE Insurance, aligning organizational strategy with business strategy. At IBM, Valerie held line leadership roles in sales, marketing, finance, strategic planning, and consulting. She built and led three IBM business transformation consulting practices, specializing in the human aspects of organizational change, and led over a dozen transformation projects for major corporations.
Valerie is Secretary of the Board of Directors of Rosie’s Theater Kids, and is a frequent public speaker on talent management, diversity, engagement, communication, and organizational change topics. She holds her MBA in International Business.