DR. PEGGY VALENTINE
Dr. Peggy Valentine is Dean and Professor of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Her clinical experiences include registered nurse and physician assistant. She received the Doctor of Education Degree from Virginia Tech, the Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard University. She was honored as “Educator of the Year” by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and elected Fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. Dr. Valentine is the co-founder of the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity. She established the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity and has served as Editor-in-Chief since its inception in 2007. She is the immediate past Chair of Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-based Linkages of Health Resource Service Administration Health. She serves on the board of trustees for Novant Medical Group, board of directors for the National Society of Allied Health and Salemtowne Retirement Community. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and President-Elect of Rotary, Winston-Salem. She has served as General Chair and President for the Consortium on International Management Policy and Development. In 2017, the Chronicle Newspaper of Winston-Salem honored her as Woman of the Year. For more than 25 years, Dr. Valentine has conducted international work in many countries in Africa, China and the Caribbean, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, and Wuhan She has collaborated with various international university faculty, administrators and governmental officials to organize and implement collaborative conferences, enhance educational programs and support health systems.