Valerie is a Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a certification in Healthcare Quality. After working as a critical care nurse, she followed her passion to the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing. Val’s career evolved from clinical work in a variety of Behavioral Healthcare settings, including In-patient, Out-patient, Detox, and Residential, to her true calling, Quality Management. In this role, she has worked with several major New Jersey provider organizations to shepherd them through licensure, accreditation, compliance, and, most importantly, promoting excellence in client-centered care. Val also enjoys mentoring evolving Quality Management professionals.