Introducing Rev. Dr. Valerie Holmes


We are excited to introduce Rev. Dr. Valerie Holmes as of our senior leadership team. As our new Director of Development, she is leading our fund development and corporate development teams.

Dr. Holmes brings over 25 years of experience in grant writing and management, nonprofit management, event management, and community outreach. She worked extensively with the NAACP in Maryland and served with the Developing Communities Project (DCP) in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Holmes is a holder of a PhD from the University of Chicago, a graduate of Howard University, and a credentialed minister in the United Church of Christ.

“I am humbled and excited about an opportunity to support and create “Equitable Opportunities” for the Rockwood Community.”
– Rev. Dr. Valerie Holmes

We are ecstatic to announce her as part of our senior leadership team. Feel free to reach out to her and welcome her to our team at