Angeles Valenciano

Angeles Valenciano
President and EVP
National Diversity Council

Ms. Valenciano is a seasoned strategist with over fifteen years of experience in Human Resources, where ten of those years have been dedicated to Diversity, Organizational Change and Development. Ms. Valenciano has been recently appointed as president of the Healthcare Diversity Council. The mission of the Healthcare Diversity Council is to engage in dialogue with the healthcare community regarding inclusion and leadership best practices. A major goal is to build cultural awareness in the healthcare industry in order to create a positive impact on individuals, organizations and the community at large.

In addition to her appointment as president, Ms. Valenciano is also named executive vice president of the National Diversity Council (NDC). In this role, she will oversee the growth of several national markets including California and Arizona. For the past several years, Ms. Valenciano served as vice president of business development for the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC), one of the state councils under the NDC umbrella.

Prior to accepting the position of vice president of development with the TXDC, Ms. Valenciano was the director of diversity and inclusion for 84 Lumber Company, a private organization headquartered in Pittsburgh PA. As director, she provided leadership and direction in the infrastructure, design, formulation, implementation and execution of the organization’s overall diversity strategy, which included external communications, public relations and community engagement. She was also responsible for ensuring that business practices, processes and procedures to support 84 Lumber’s commitment to diversity and Inclusion were in place and effective. In addition, Ms. Valenciano was involved in the company’s business expansion into Mexico and Canada.

Ms. Valenciano was the Texas Diversity Council’s first executive director with responsibility to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and implement policies as adopted by Board of Directors. Her responsibilities also included helping to direct the agendas of the then four regional Diversity Council’s Advisory Boards formed by Human Resources directors and executives of various corporate member organizations located in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Under her leadership, the annual Women in Leadership Symposium was created and is now a national event held in more than twelve states.

Prior to joining the TXDC, Ms. Valenciano was key in managing the strategic direction and execution of organizational-wide development processes, diversity programs and initiatives, which included leadership development, coaching, training and organizational consulting for JPMorgan Chase. As an assistant vice president, she served in the capacity of Leadership Development Consultant in Credit Card Services and Organizational Development Consultant to Customer Services’ clients. In this role, she was afforded the opportunity to serve as subject matter expert on global diversity with responsibility to oversee the company’s initiatives in Latin America, Canada and Mumbai, India.

Active in charitable and civic affairs, Valenciano is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnologico Y de Estudios Superiores de San Luis Potosi located in the City of San Luis Potosi in Mexico with a Degree in Business and Computer Information Systems. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certificate from University of Villanova (Dec. 2003). She has completed various Leadership and Professional Development Programs from ongoing continuous studies and associations across the country and abroad. Ms Valenciano serves on the board of the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) at St. Mary’s University. She is also very involved and is a strong advocate for people with disabilities in the workplace and chairs several committees. She is also a proud ally to the LGBT community and is active with several chambers of commerce across the country.