Valeria J. Stokes, EdD
Owner/President Stokes Consulting Group
Dr. Valeria J. Stokes brings over 20 years of expertise as a human resource executive, chief diversity officer, and consultant on organizational capability and talent management. She has provided strategic thought leadership in workforce development to achieve organizational effectiveness and talent capability through creation of inclusive learning and development and performance management initiatives. Her specialty areas include architecting inclusive diversity initiatives, leadership competencies and metrics, and rigorous due diligence of organizational human resource policies, systems, and programs. As a business executive and HR leader she has worked in partnership with executives in change management, redundancy management, and global human capital planning.
Valeria has executive experience in health care, academics, association management, and Fortune 100 corporations in roles as Vice President of Leadership and Diversity, Vice President of Corporate HR, and most recently as Associate Executive Director and Chief HR Officer for American Bar Association.
Valeria has a Masters in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center and holds an Educational Doctorate in Adult Continuing Education, Human Resource and Organization specialty, from Northern Illinois University.