Valerie Polletta

Valerie Polletta , MSc

Managing Director, Community & Culture Transformation

Valerie Polletta is a Managing Director of Community & Culture Transformation at HRiA. She has over 15 years of experience working in public health. She was previously a Director of Research & Evaluation, where she developed and implemented research plans to inform programs and measure impact, including conducting community health assessments and evaluation studies for health departments, hospitals, schools, foundations, and other clients with the goal of providing salient, actionable data for program and strategic planning. Before joining HRiA, Ms. Polletta previously worked for the New York State Department of Health where she coordinated projects to improve immunization rates for underserved populations. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has a master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.