José Valdés, Chief Development Officer

José Valdés is an established sales and business development professional with over 25 years of experience in technology and healthcare. José is charged with accelerating the growth of the Copa Foundation and building strategic partnerships that strengthen Copa’s service delivery and organizational advancement.

His passion for changing healthcare started when he identified the need for a new primary care approach that facilitated improved outcomes among diverse populations. He joined forces with WhiteGlove Health in 2010 and established the first and fastest-growing direct primary-care membership model in Arizona. His healthcare journey continued in other executive roles with Castlight Health (CSLT) and as a founding team member of Equality Health.

José has a BS in Computer Information Systems.  His professional work is enhanced by his community engagement and activities promoting Latino arts and advocating for students in under-served educational communities.