Valerie McDowell

Valerie McDowell is a Founding staff member and current Director of Operations for the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. She is responsible for the administration and financial management of the Center. Serving as the Operations Manager at its launch, Valerie has been with CCLP since 2006. Prior to helping establish CCLP, Valerie worked as the Office Manager for the D.C. office of the Youth Law Center and provided all administrative support and office management from 2000-2006. Additionally, from 2002-2005, Valerie worked as the Project Manager for the Faith-Based Foster Care Initiative in Detroit, MI, working with pastors and other faith leaders to bring about change to Detroit’s foster care system. Valerie has a passion for community, education and the arts, particularly in helping others reach their full potential and volunteers in numerous capacities in these areas. Valerie graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and earned a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University.

Phone: (202) 637-0377 ext. 101