Valerie Turner is a native of Western New York State. She studied nursing at D’Youville college and went into the field of nursing as a public health nurse for 16 years.
Passionate about improving the health of her community, Valerie returned to D’Youville college and earned a Masters of Science degree in Community Health Nursing.
Her most recent accomplishments include; achieving board certification as a diabetes educator (CDE) and founding a nonprofit organization dedicated to patient education and support.
MS. Turner has worked as a Clinical instructor and Assistant Professor of Nursing. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Valerie is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). The NAPW inducted her into their VIP Woman of the Year Circle, 2016 through 2017; for excellence, leadership and commitment to her profession, while encouraging the achievement of professional women
Hello my name is Michael Rucker.
I am the founder and CEO of your HealthWorks. I graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in business.
I have been in advertising and marketing for the past 40 years.
I love interacting with people and helping them. I got involved with diabetes because a lot of my friends either have it or were recently diagnosed.
One of the things that stood out to me was when I went to my doctor and they told me that I had a high A1C but they didn’t tell me what that really meant.
When I asked they simply said ” you’re probably pre-diabetic” They let it go with that and never really explained. It really Disturbed me that nobody was going to address my pre-diabetes until I got diabetes and had to start taking medicine.
I know that if this is happening to me it’s happening to other people and something needs to be done about it.
With your HealthWorks I would like to bring the most Innovative and inclusive diabetes self-management techniques and information to the world.I would like to not only help people to address their diabetes but to prevent it if they can.