Patty Valera moved to Tucson Arizona from Mexico 22 years ago with the goal to complete a technical degree at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps. Not only did she achieve this goal, she eventually became the first generation in her family to complete a master’s degree. She holds her Master’s in Social work and is working on completing her LCSW. Patty fell in love with Tucson and is honored to be part of the community. She shows her dedication by volunteering, attending local events and supporting local businesses. She has a diverse background working with Veterans, people who have been diagnosed as Severe Mentally Ill, and those who struggle with addictions. With over 15 years of experience in the Social Work field, she highly values the integration of holistic health that correlates with BEYOND’s 5 pillars.