WASHINGTON D.C. — The National Human Services Assembly has selected Victor Valentine as executive director.
He will oversee the expansion of National Assembly’s strategic direction enhancing the sector’s positive impact on American communities.
As a result of Mr. Valentine’s 20 years of experience in the areas of board and executive leadership development, strategic and operational planning, professional coaching and philanthropy, he will lead new and ongoing initiatives.
This includes increasing the number of diverse leaders within the sector, convening human service leaders around timely issues, lifting voices of those working on youth justice and equity issues, building on lessons learned from the National Reframing Initiative and serving as a collective voice in public policy and reform.
The National Assembly will also continue an ongoing equity partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, an organization with a 47-year history of delivering front-line health and human services annually to over 15 million in underserved communities.
Before joining the National Assembly, Mr. Valentine served as founder and CEO of Nfrastruct, LLC, a nonprofit capacity-building consultancy. His past professional experience includes leadership positions with the Maryland Philanthropy Network, the New York City Urban League, the United Way of New York City, the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and the Maryland General Assembly.
A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and Wilmington University where he earned his bachelor’s in political science and master’s in public administration respectively, Mr. Valentine is also an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy for Nonprofit Leaders.
Mr. Valentine will also serve as executive director of National Assembly Business Services, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of National Assembly. NABS operates PurchasingPoint®, a discount group purchasing program that leverages $45 billion in annual purchasing and since 2004 has saved nonprofits an estimated $198 million for mission-related activities.