Woman of Professional Excellence: Valda Clark Christian

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Woman of Professional Excellence: Valda Clark Christian

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Valda Clark Christian

Chief Compliance Officer | University Hospitals

Valda Clark Christian has always admired men and women like her grandparents, who have persevered in spite of poverty and segregation. When the world offered them limited opportunities, they aspired to more and taught their family how to soar.  And Valda has done just that.

As the Chief Compliance Officer for University Hospitals, Valda leads the Compliance and Ethics function in monitoring, counseling and providing training and tools to UH caregivers.  Valda’s team ensures that the hospital follows through on their commitment to comply with their values, policies, procedures, and applicable law.

In addition to informally mentoring her current and former colleagues, Valda volunteers as a mentor with College Now, Cleveland Public Schools, and the Links Inc. Cleveland chapter.  When asked to share some words about his colleague, University Hospitals CEO, Tom Zenty said, “Valda is the consummate professional and one of the finest individuals I have ever met.  We are fortunate to have Valda and her family join us and bring her wealth of experience, academic accomplishment, and personal touch to University Hospitals and our entire community. Valda is a true professional with impeccable credentials and I know she will make a difference in her professional, personal, and civic endeavors.”