Valarie Clark ('17)
Association of American Medical Colleges
Valarie Clark, MPA, Director of Faculty Development and Organizational Leadership at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) designs and directs national leadership and professional development outreach programs for medical school and teaching hospital faculty to foster career advancement and quality improvement through the influence of organizational and institutional policies. She directs the strategic development and implementation of the AAMC’s Group on Faculty Affairs through their governance activities and direct membership engagement to advance the academic missions of teaching, research, and clinical care.
She has served in a number of capacities at the AAMC in support of organizational change and growth, having been invited to chair the first comprehensive Employee Satisfaction Team, a 10 member internal team charged by the AAMC President to identify quality improvement recommendations to executive leadership that distilled confidential employee data and aligned with concurrent activities related to reorganization and strategic planning. She has also served on recruitment and selection committees, including for chief and senior level positions, and as a key site visitor for the AAMC’s annual Spencer Foreman Community Service Award finalists.
Ms. Clark holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Clark Atlanta University and a Bachelor’s in Health Services Management from Virginia’s Norfolk State University. Serving as a Girl Scout volunteer for ten years, including on the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Board on Programs and Policies, Ms. Clark maintains her local community commitment by directing an annual Historically Black College Tour, bringing tangible options for higher education to District public high school students.