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Jennifer Valenzuela oversees the people, culture, and equity strategy for Health Leads, a nonprofit organization that envisions a health care system that addresses all patients’ essential needs. She brings nearly 20 years of experience building and supporting teams in the health care sector to her current role. Valenzuela previously oversaw the organization’s clinical program implementation and integration at health systems and clinics nationwide — coaching and training of staff, establishing and promoting best practices for resource navigation, and codifying the program model using data and analytics. Prior to Health Leads, she was director of The Young Parents Program (YPP) at Boston Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to working with teen mothers and fathers. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, Valenzuela also worked in the emergency departments of Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, providing psychiatric and social crisis intervention.