As part of our DEI education efforts, the Red Cross New Jersey Region invited Valeria to speak about the impact of COVID-19 on diverse groups and how it is amplifying previous inequities.  She took our time together a step further and offered resilience tips to my team, teaching us to look for signs of physical, emotional or mental imbalance in our own lives that may be a result of stress at this time. Her advice on taking “micro steps” to improve habits and behaviors supercharged my team to engage in self-empowerment at a point in our lives where many feel powerless. I highly recommend Valeria’s approach!

Rosie Taravella, Regional CEO, The American Red Cross of New Jersey,