Ms. Valentine is an APRN Diabetes Specialist with Clinica La Esperanza in Alburquerque, NM where she manages a wide variety of diabetes clinical challenges in a primary care group. She holds faculty appointments with the University of New Mexico and serves as clinician faculty for the endocrinology Project ECHO Clinic (Endo ECHO) which trains and supports primary care providers in rural and underserved communities to improve their knowledge and skill in endocrinology care. Ms. Valentine has provided professional education on a state, national and international level. Her delivery always includes participation and instills a sense of confidence and willingness to try something new.
Her contributions have been recognized by the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and she is a current AADE Fellow. She was awarded the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes for 2019 by the American Diabetes Association. Ms. Valentine is a member of the Advanced Practice Advisory Board for the New Mexico Board of Nursing. She has served on the editorial board for Clinical Diabetes and she is currently an editorial board member for the Canadian Journal of Diabetes and on the advisory board for Diatribe. In addition to journal articles, Ms. Valentine authored Diabetes, the New Type 2 and is a contributor to The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference and the Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care, 3rd Edition, American Diabetes Association.