Veronica Gonzalez of Valley Health Partners Joins United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Board of Directors

Veronica Gonzales 2023

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Veronica Gonzalez, Executive Director of Valley Health Partners Community Health Center to a two-year term, effective immediately.

“We are grateful that Ms. Gonzalez has joined United Way in fighting for the health, safety and education of every person in the Greater Lehigh Valley. She is a champion for the health of our community, and her support will be instrumental in advancing our work,” said Board Chair Joanne Raphael, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PPL Corp.

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley raises funds and invests in lasting solutions in the areas of education, healthy aging, food access and emergency services.

“We’re focused on stabilizing our children, our families and our seniors as we help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re fortunate to benefit from the health-care expertise that Ms. Gonzalez brings to our Board of Directors,” remarked David Lewis, President, UWGLV.

Veronica Gonzalez, MBA, is the Executive Director of Valley Health Partners Community Health Center (VHP). She has over 12 years of healthcare administration experience with expertise in process improvement, leadership, fiscal responsibility and community-based program management. Gonzalez began her healthcare career at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in 2005, first working as a secretary and later as a trained medical interpreter. Always an advocate for the underserved, she held leadership positions overseeing the Interpreter Services Department of LVHN, the Centro de Salud– Latino Health Initiative, the Center for Women’s Medicine and served as the Administrator of the Community Practices that transitioned to VHP at LVHN 17th Street Campus where the community receives culturally-sensitive quality healthcare services. In her current role as Executive Director, Gonzalez closely collaborates with the VHP Board of Directors to establish long-term strategic goals to effectively deliver high-quality healthcare to Valley Health Partners’ patient population.

Gonzalez has received several community service awards including the Hispanic Research Organization Award, the LVHN Service Star Award, the United Way Volunteer Leadership Award and most recently the Distinguished Alumni Honoree Award from Northampton Community College.

Gonzalez holds an associate’s degree in healthcare administration from Northampton Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in health care management systems from DeSales University. Gonzalez also serves as a board member of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation where she participates in their Community Relations Committee and Investment Committee.