Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham

"Ask what you can do."

John F. Kennedy

Professional Background

 

I have over twenty years of professional experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, on the front lines, in management at a large legal aid program, and through service on various non-profit boards of directors. 

 

I am a skilled advocate, project manager, facilitator, coach, trainer, and relationship builder.  A strategic and big picture thinker, I bring a passion for excellence and creativity to my work promoting good.   

 

I co-founded a thriving medical-legal partnership and successfully designed and secured funding for several other multi-partner programs that are advancing social justice.

 

I have a deep passion for helping organizations build sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion because the  organizations and the communities they serve will be stronger.

 

My career to date has focused on advancing social justice and health equity through advocacy and inter-sector collaboration with the goal of implementing preventative strategies that successfully tackle the negative social determinants of health - or in plain language, the barriers that prevent communities and individuals from thriving. 

 

Personal Background

 

I was born in Mexico City where my parents still reside. I have been blessed to grow up in a truly multicultural environment, and currently reside in Massachusetts with my family. I have lived in Texas, the Northeast, California, as well as in Mexico and France.  This life experience nurtured in me an ability to be conscious of difference and to listen with an open heart and mind. 

 

I speak fluent Spanish, English and French and love to travel.

 

Volunteerism

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Corporator and member of the Grants Committee of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Board member of the Worcester County Food Bank from 2011-2017


Collaborators/Associates

Promoting Good, LLC collaborates with a group of seasoned professionals, calling upon different individuals and their expertise to match client and project-specific needs. In this way, Promoting Good ensures the perfect team serves each client with excellence.