Val is responsible for organizing Parents’ Place of Maryland events, fundraisers, and conferences. As the communication coordinator, she also handles public relations, social media, and website management. In 2010, she planned and executed PPMD’s 20th Anniversary Gala: An Evening of Chocolate. She spearheads PPMD’s Anti-Bullying campaign including their annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying 5K event. Val holds a bachelor’s of science degree in hospitality management with a concentration in special events. She has years of experience working with multiple non-profit organizations volunteering and producing their fundraisers and events.