Optimus Health Care welcomes new director of Organizational Advancement

Valeria G. Wells

Valeria G. Wells

Optimus Health Care, Inc., and Optimus Foundation, serving communities in Fairfield County welcomes Valeria G. Wells, CFRE, as Director of Organizational Advancement.

Wells’ responsibilities include designing and implementing comprehensive marketing communications and fundraising strategies to diversify revenue streams; cultivating community and governmental relationships; and expanding Optimus’ social media presence and brand awareness among its various stakeholders, including corporate and community foundations, and local and state legislators.

Wells previously served as Chief Marketing Communications and Development Officer for a national nonprofit headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. In that position, she grew and managed a $2 million enterprise fund development portfolio; secured 100% giving with its National Board members for four consecutive years; and grew the office of development to generate more than 20% of the organization’s total operating budget. A Stamford resident, Wells currently serves as Board Chair for the Urban League of Southern Connecticut.

Optimus Health Care is a private, 501(C) 3 non-profit organization operating 13 community health centers in southwestern Connecticut. Founded in 1976 headquartered in Bridgeport, Optimus provides preventive, primary care and supplemental healthcare services and health education to medically underserved individuals and families in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Stamford. The largest primary health service provider in southwestern Connecticut, Optimus comprises 23 delivery sites, including eight school-based health centers and two homeless health centers. Optimus operates Bridgeport’s largest Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and its Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program. For more info ration, visit optimushealthcare.org

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