Dr. Sonia Valdez is the Chief Nursing Officer for National Healthcare and Housing Advisors (NHHA). Before beginning her work with NHHA, Dr. Valdez was the Manager for Memorial Care Medical, where she oversaw all aspects of the Clinical Services areas. In her role as Manager of Memorial Care Medical, Clinical Services, she was able to apply the principles of geriatric medicine to improve the care coordination of uninsured patients with multiple chronic illnesses.
Dr. Valdez has held many leadership positions within the Nursing field. She is a professor with the Faculty of Santa Ana College School of Nursing, adjunct faculty with Concordia University School of Nursing, a Grant Reviewer for HRSA and an Expert Witness with the Board of Registered Nurses.
Dr. Valdez is also deeply rooted in community causes and issues that improve the quality of care for vulnerable populations including veterans, individuals experiencing homelessness and seniors. She serves as President for the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Los Angeles Chapter. She is an innovator who developed grant-funded projects to produce and disseminate cutting edge information on a variety of topics, including Infection Prevention for Quality of Life, on Nursing Care of Older Adults (funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), & Center for Health Care Quality), and a Safe and Effective Transitions of Care for Veterans & Homeless Patients (funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).
Dr. Valdez is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills School of Nursing (BSN, 2007), Walden University School of Nursing (MSN, 2010), and Western University of Health Sciences (DNP, 2018).
Title : Empowering & retaining nurses by strengthening the world's health workforce