As Community Outreach and Engagement Manager, Valerie connects with healthcare professionals at cancer treatment facilities throughout New England to help broaden JAF’s footprint and raise awareness of its mission.
Valerie is a native Bostonian who started her professional career in banking before moving to the non-profit sector with the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in May 2012.
Get to Know Valerie
What drives you each day at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
Knowing that I can make a direct impact in the life of a cancer patient and their family is the number one thing that drives me to do my job everyday with passion and dedication.
What is your favorite thing about working for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
I love the sense of “team” that our staff has developed with each other. We work collaboratively – not just professionally, but also when needed on the personal side. It’s one big family.
What’s a “fun fact” about yourself that others may be surprised to learn?
I am a three-time Boston Marathon finisher!