For nearly two decades, Valerie Goddard has been a vibrant influence in the development of program services to children and families within a global and multi-cultural framework. For over 12 years she served as the Executive Director of a United Way Agency and also served previously as the Deputy Director of Child Development for the Department of Defense.
Valerie is the President/CEO of a consulting firm and travels extensively in the United States and abroad serving as keynote speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator on prevalent early care and education issues, community development, public/private partnerships, and various faith-based initiatives.
Valerie is a proud mother of two children ages 20 and 17. While balancing parenting with the demands of a career, Valerie has gained a great appreciation for the importance of working diligently to influence the development of policies and services that can improve the quality of life for children and families.
Valerie has served on numerous national and local boards. However, she is most honored to serve the Tampa Bay community as a gubernatorial appointee of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.