Wilmington University Grad Named Executive Director of National Human Services Assembly

Victor Valentine
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Victor Valentine earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Wilmington University.

Victor Valentine, who holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Wilmington University, was recently named the new executive director of the National Human Services Assembly (NHSA).

The NHSA is an association of the leading nonprofit human service organizations in the U.S. It seeks to leverage its collective resources and influence to promote collaboration, diversity in leadership, and equitable practices among engaged organizations to advance the collective power, knowledge, strategy, and systems that build well-being within individuals and communities.

Valentine will oversee the expansion of the NHSA’s strategic direction.

As a result of his 20 years of experience in the areas of board and executive leadership development, strategic and operational planning, professional coaching, and philanthropy, Valentine will be instrumental to leading 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
  • Serving as a collective voice in public policy and reform

“We are very excited to welcome Victor on board as our new Executive Director,” said Jeff Fleischer, Chair of the NHSA. “Victor brings a career of building trusting relationships with nonprofit human service leaders, advocates, and the philanthropic community. He has been the ’go to’ person for many leaders regarding race, equity, and inclusion work.”

Before joining the NHSA, 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.

“The National Human Services Assembly is uniquely positioned to serve as both convener and leader in the conversations around race, ethnicity, and equity,” said Valentine.

“Doing so is a natural extension of the phenomenal history the members of the National Assembly have in building communities through comprehensive services, and as employers and contributors to our communities. I look forward to working with the board and members, its supporters, and new allies to facilitate the much-needed change our communities so deserve,” Valentine notes.