Growing up in a family of small business owners, entrepreneurs, safety consultants, and public health inspectors, Valerie learned health and safety and business management early on in her life. She quickly picked up managing a competent staff by helping her parents in their family businesses and learned customer service by interacting with clients. She would later cement her natural skills after college by launching her own health and safety companies.
Valerie co-founded Occupational Health and Safety Associates in 2002. The consultant-based business model provided occupational health and safety consulting, training, emergency planning and industrial hygiene services to government agencies and private organizations throughout New England and the Tri-State region.
Her experience launching and overseeing the daily operations at Occupational Health and Safety Associates secured her desire to expand her efforts to promote safe workplaces by launching United Alliance Services (UASC) where she became the principal owner and CEO.
Her vision and unremitting efforts have created an established occupational health and safety firm that can assist a wide variety of professionals within construction, general industry, dental offices, medical offices, and warehouses to ensure OSHA, state, and federal regulations are being met and exceeded. Within her professional staff, Valerie oversees leading toxicologists, construction site experts, industrial hygienists, OSHA Outreach Instructors, and HIPPA Compliance specialists. By optimally leveraging her staff, Valerie has grown UASC to become a top occupational health and safety consulting firm serving the northeast region.
In addition to her business management skills, Valerie is a seasoned dental professional having obtained her dental hygienists degree over 20 years. It was during her experiences as a dental hygienist that Valerie would solidify her knowledge in medical office OSHA standards. She would utilize this knowledge to ensure the dental office was clean and sterile and fell within OSHA standards.
Valerie has gone on to receive her OSHA 501 General Industry Outreach Instructor certification. Now, in between educating clients and staff on the latest OSHA regulations, she works to ensure that every element of the business is aligned to achieve the best customer satisfaction.
- Associate of Applied Science, College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI
- Business Management, Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis, MA
- EPA Lead RRP, Massachusetts and National Dental Hygiene License/Certificate
- Certified First Aid/ CPR
- Massachusetts and National Dental Hygiene License
- American Society of Safety Engineers
- Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association