Meet our Founder and CEO


Valorie K. Hutson, M.A., Ed.D. Candidate is a Business Consultant with over 25 years of innovative and compassionate leadership in executive management, organizational development, and educational change initiatives. Hutson’s work has garnered the reputation of being a subject matter expert in driving organizational transformation and achieving impactful results.  

Before venturing into consultancy, Hutson was the Founding Executive Director of a nonprofit organization, where she spearheaded a groundbreaking systemic change initiative. Her visionary leadership led to the reduction of barriers to vital resources, programs, and services while improving the health and well-being of students, families, and school communities. By forging strategic relationships and mobilizing resources from local, state, and national organizations, Hutson successfully tackled obstacles such as resource scarcity, low academic performance, poverty, and violence. Her transformative approach earned her recognition as a leading expert in the development of community schools in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Notably, she established one of the first Full-Service Community Schools in the district, setting precedent for educational excellence and community empowerment.  

Moreover, Hutson’s passion for fostering educational advancement and access led her to develop and implement a pioneering STEM project in partnership with the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and the OUSD middle school administration. This partnership culminated in the establishment of the first pilot NOBCChE Middle School Science Academy in Oakland, California. By creating equitable access to holistic and comprehensive education, Hutson ensured that over 6,000 students and families received academic, cultural, mental health, and family services in a nurturing and supportive environment. 

Active in the community, Hutson is a member of the Alumnae Association of Mills College and a meditation practitioner at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She also served on both the NOBCChE National Collaborative and the K-12 National Committee. Additionally, Hutson presents her work around organizational transformation and effective collaborative partnerships at national conferences throughout the United States.

Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Hutson was honored with the prestigious 2021 NOBCChE K-12 Presidential Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications, Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. Furthermore, she earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, California where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in the Educational Leadership Program, solidifying her commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional growth.