Wenonah Valentine, Executive Director

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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.