Valerie Barton is the founder and Principal at The Barton Consultancy where she provides strategic planning, operational services, and policy analysis for not-for-profit organizations to help them grow and optimize their impact. She has been working in the health sector for over 25 years and began her career analyzing data and writing Medicare regulations at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Valerie was an executive at several consulting firms and led teams that conducted data-driven strategic planning for hospital, health plan, government, association, and life sciences clients. She also served as the Executive Director of the non-profit The Youth Mental Health Project, building its Board of Directors and professionalizing its staffing, operations, and finance functions.
Valerie became motivated to work in furtherance of Sepsis Alliance’s mission due to her mother’s year-long battle with sepsis and the after-effects in 2009. She and her family experienced the devastating consequences of a missed diagnosis of sepsis and the long-term effects of post sepsis syndrome.
In addition to serving on the Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board, Valerie is also an advisor to FasterCures and is a board member of Micah House, which serves women who struggle with substance use disorder. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a master’s degree in Economics from Penn State University.