Who We Are

Mission

Valle del Sol inspires positive change by investing in health and human services to strengthen families with tools and skills for self-sufficiency and by building the next generation of Latino and diverse leaders.

Vision Statement

We inspire people to live healthy, empowered and productive lives.

Values

Integrity and Honesty: We always tell the truth and do what we say.

Diversity: We value everyone: their talents, beliefs and uniqueness.

Commitment: We keep our promises to our self, staff, service recipients, stakeholders.

Teamwork: We work in unison towards a shared vision.

Excellence: We create the standards by which all others are measured.

Respect: We preserve the dignity of all people and always treat others with courtesy.

Our History

Sensitive to people of all cultures, Valle del Sol was founded in 1970 to fill a gap in behavioral health and social services available to the Latino community and underserved population with nowhere else to turn. While Valle del Sol serves all communities, providing services that are culturally appropriate remains essential.

For more than 44 years, Valle del Sol has led the way in behavioral health, human services, and leadership development by assisting thousands of men, women, children, families, and the elderly through counseling, substance abuse treatment, support services, and leadership development programs.

Phoenix attorney at law and former NCLR Chairman of the Board, Daniel R. Ortega, Jr. has watched Valle del Sol’s transformation since its inception. “Valle del Sol is an institution that we absolutely must have. It has an excellent reputation in the community because it has shown its ability to serve and has touched many, many lives.”

CARF Accreditation

CARF Accreditation Assures Quality Programs

Valle del Sol has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited four of its programs that specialize in substance abuse and mental health. This is the fourth time a three-year accreditation was awarded, which is the highest level any organization can receive from CARF. This accreditation assures the community that the services provided meet the highest standards possible.

Board of Directors

Chairman
David A. Hansen
APS

 

Vice Chair
Andrea Moreno
SRP

 

Treasurer
Joseph Losada
Losada CPA

 

Secretary
Linda Padilla McPhaul
American Express Technologies

 

Members-at-Large

 

Manuel S. Calero
Vanguard

 

Rick K. Carter
Wong and Carter, PC

 

Ixchel del Castillo
COX Communications

 

Kim Farrell
Community Member

 

Helena Kendra Gudger
Community Member

 

Cynthia Lang
Community Member

 

Sonya Pastor LaSota
Pastor LaSota Consulting

 

Florentino Gabriel Licon, Jr.
Community Member

 

June Reid
Community Member

 

Art Ruiz
Community Member

 

Danielle M. Salinas
Community Member

 

Lourdes Smith
Community Member

 

Virginia Valenzuela
Community Member

 

Rosemary Villanueva
Community Member

 

Laura Wells
Community Member

Senior Management

 

Kurt R. Sheppard, MA
President & Chief Executive Officer

 

Carmen Heredia, LMSW, CPHQ, MCCEP
Chief of Arizona Operations

 

Karissa Nisted, C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer

 

Angela Florez
Chief Development Officer

 

Dr. Anne Maiden
Chief Medical Officer

Updated April 7, 2017