Valerie Taylor, CPA


Valerie learned about Healing Meals from a newspaper article that highlighted the organization, and she immediately connected with its mission. Having recently gone through a health issue of her own, she knew this was an organization with great purpose, and she was excited to learn more about it. After leaving behind a successful career in public accounting and the financial services industry, she was ready to use her skills as a certified public accountant for a different purpose. Valerie knew she found a cause that spoke to her when she read the article, so she volunteered to work on grant opportunities and financial processes.

To her delight, she was hired and is currently the organization’s Finance Director. Being involved with a young organization gave her the opportunity to build a strong, sustainable financial foundation to help propel the organization forward. Her coworkers appreciate that Valerie is good with both numbers and words! She is often called upon to ‘pull out her purple pen’ and edit a document. Valerie shows only grace, ease, and a warm smile while balancing the analytics and the writing needs her position calls for.

As an active member of our community, Valerie has been involved in various community service programs. She is also the Treasurer and board member of a non-profit organization that supports over five hundred students involved with music programs within the school system where she resides.

Valerie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Quinnipiac College and is a registered CPA with the State of Connecticut.