Wenonah Valentine, MBA
Wenonah Valentine, MBA stands out as a health equity social entrepreneur and founder of i.D.R.E.A.M. for Racial Health Equity, a project of Community Partners®.
The Honorable Holly J. Mitchell honored iDREAM as the 2019 Nonprofit of the Year for the 30th state senatorial district where the organization is a key influencer and charter member of the California Department of Public Health’s Community Birth Plan and the Los Angeles County’s African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) prevention initiatives.
A celebrated alumna, collaborator, storyteller, and speaker, Ms. Valentine develops social innovation in health leadership and workforce readiness through coaching and skill-building, peer learning, interprofessional education, and health literacy.
Holding California institutional memory, organizational history, and lived experience in Black maternal and infant health, her achievements include:
- bridging communication with maternity medical providers, hospital community benefit programming with local stakeholders;
- equipping a pipeline of 1500+ community research ambassadors, cultural brokers and social change leaders;
- facilitating 5 national public health initiatives;
- learning from maternal, infant and child health practices in Mainland China; and
- teaming up with faculty in California, Florida and Nebraska.
Ms. Valentine earned an MBA from Azusa Pacific University in Business and Professional Leadership; a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara with double majors in Black Studies and Economics; and a certificate in early child development administration from Pasadena City College. She is a member of the International Coach Federation-Los Angeles Chapter and Igniters Network for Collaboration.