Stephanie Valente attended Salem State University where she obtained her Bachelors in Social Work. She began her career in human services 19 years ago as a relief staff within residential group homes with individuals who have developmental disabilities all the way through Acquired Brain Injury.

Stephanie started her career at Communitas as a Residential Coordinator in 2022. Working with individuals has always been something that has been very important to Stephanie. She feels that her purpose in this field is to advocate for all individuals and make sure that their voices are heard.