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Valerie McCann Woodson

Vice President of Human Resources

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Charles Margulis

Cell: 510-560-3657


Valerie McCann Woodson, vice president of human resources, has responsibility for attracting and supporting PHI employees. She leads the Human Resources and Office Services teams who are specifically responsible for talent management acquisition, compensation, payroll, benefits, HR information system, employee relations, performance management and professional development. She is delighted that PHI provides benefits and programs that continue to drive employee engagement upward and has resulted in PHI being selected as a “Best Place to Work.” As one of many who recognize that PHI’s employees truly are our best asset, she focuses on developing and implementing policy and services that are meaningful and valued by staff at all levels of the organization. Valerie began her professional career as chemical engineer at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati Ohio with responsibility for product and technology development. Her additional roles included those of corporate recruiter and diversity trainer. Valerie was pleased to serve as the P&G company representative for the Howard University Cluster where she served as a member of the Executive Board. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Howard University School of Engineering. She joined the Public Health Institute in 1996.

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