Jeanette Valentine is an experienced consultant and researcher supporting public agencies, private non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and institutions of higher education increase their capacity to improve the life chances of vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities. As a widely published author of over 30 scientific papers and two edited books, Dr. Valentine coaches mission-driven organizations to "do good and do it well” by incorporating evidence-based, best practices in child and family well-being and community engagement with sound business tools and solutions. She has worked with high-impact organizations in several distinct but related areas of child and family well-being: maternal and child health, child care and early childhood programs, mental health and trauma, special education, at-risk youth, and teen pregnancy prevention. Her areas of expertise in organizational capacity building include:
Organizational assessment, strategic planning and program design
Board and executive leadership development and change management
Community and civic engagement strategies
Fundraising, marketing, and communications
Performance measurement, program evaluation, and continuous quality improvement
Dr. Valentine is on the research faculty at Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research where she directs the Greater New Brunswick Community Health Collaborative. Prior to her work in New Jersey, Dr. Valentine was a member of the executive leadership team of Pathways LA, the single largest child care and early education resource for working families and their children in greater Los Angeles. She has held research and teaching positions at several universities across the country. Dr. Valentine received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, completed a mid-career leadership fellowship in Health Administration at University of Washington, and received a certificate in Health Care Management from the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.