In today’s world, pioneering innovative solutions requires collaboration between all of us: the people, interested parties, subject experts, information technologists, communicators, and others. I’m proud to be part of an organization that is built around an inclusive approach to progress. ERG empowers us to conceive forward-looking ideas and develop new solutions to meet our present and future needs.
Valerie Overton (she/her/hers), an ERG vice president and a widely respected project director, specializes in projects requiring multidisciplinary expertise in public health, information systems, evaluation, communications, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more than 30 years, she has melded these disciplines to develop or improve powerful tools and programs to advance public health. Her breadth of experience and wealth of subject knowledge enable her to design cutting-edge, people-centered solutions grounded in strategies that have proven successful over many years. Her astute observation skills have helped U.S. Department of Health and Human Services organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health initiatives ranging from education for physicians to innovative drug and biologic review programs.
Valerie holds a B.A. degree in biochemistry from Smith College. An avid proponent of sustainable practices in all areas of life, she can be found volunteering in many settings, from collaborative reform groups to community farms, in her spare time.