Valerie Castello

Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Valerie is responsible for leading the compliance and auditing functions at Avita and supports compliance with privacy and breach regulations, protecting corporate data, and advocating for ethical behavior across the organization.

Valerie brings over 20 years of compliance and audit experience to Avita, including more than 10 years of experience in healthcare.  Prior to joining Avita, Valerie served as a Divisional Vice President, Delegation Oversight for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  Prior to joining HCSC, Valerie was responsible for the compliance and delegation oversight and monitoring functions at WellCare Health Plans, a national Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization.  Valerie also has compliance and audit experience in the financial services industry including banking, brokerage, and reinsurance.

“I believe honesty, transparency, and candor are paramount to our individual and collective success.  Maintaining a positive culture of compliance helps instill trust and confidence in one another and the patients, clients, communities, and stakeholders we serve.”

Valerie received a BS in business administration from the University of South Florida.