President, Feeding MO Board
President/CEO Harvesters Community Food Network
Valerie is the regional Feeding America food bank serving 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Valerie joined Harvesters in this capacity in 2013, but had previously worked as Harvesters’ director of community services from 1999-2004 and served on Harvesters’ board of directors from 2007 to 2013. Prior to re-joining Harvesters, Valerie was a leader in the local nonprofit community as the president and chief executive officer of the Niles Home for Children. Valerie has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from Webster University.