Valerie Little - Non -Executive Director
Valerie was born and brought up in Dudley, attending school in the Borough. She has studied both science and social science at Bristol, LSE and Birmingham Universities. She worked for the NHS for 40 years – 18 of these as an Executive Director, finishing with 12 years as a Director of Public Health in Dudley. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH). She has served on the FPH Health Protection Committee and Housing Special Interest Group, as well as having acted as an FPH professional assessor. She served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Directors of Public Health, taking a lead on sexual health services. Over the years she has developed particular interests in health and regeneration; and the role that the Arts can play in health. Since retiring from full-time employment she has undertaken some independent public health work but now devotes time to her role as Vice Chair of the Corporation of Dudley College of Technology and Member of the Board of Care & Repair England. Valerie is both a resident and patient in the Borough. She is a keen walker and, in her time, has scaled the heights of Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp and Toubkal.