January 12, 2018

Sisters of Charity Health System and Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine mourn passing of ADAMHS CEO Valeria Harper

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Valeria Harper, chief executive officer at the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Valeria on Wednesday, January 10.

“Valeria was a tremendous asset to the residents of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, greatly helping those living with mental illness and recovering from addiction, as well as being an advocate for those whose voices needed to be heard. She was a remarkable leader and friend,” said Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

“On behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System, I want to share my thoughts and prayers for her family, friends and the many colleagues she worked with daily in addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and recovering from addiction,” said Thomas Strauss, president and CEO, Sisters of Charity Health System. “We are all mourning the loss of a servant leader.”

Valeria recently said, “When we come together, we can make greatness happen.” She lived this motto every day, and we couldn’t agree with her more.

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