Meta House, Inc. today announced the appointment of Valerie Vidal as President and CEO of the organization, effective March 5, 2018.
Vidal currently serves as a Partner in the Quarles and Brady Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution group. She has been recognized for her pro bono work, where she regularly represents victims of domestic violence and served as the Quarles and Brady’s point person for a national pro bono project that assisted non-violent drug offenders draft petitions to appeal for reductions in their sentences.
Vidal’s community involvement has earned her numerous accolades, including a 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 award, a United Way of Greater Milwaukee Philanthropic 5 award and a “Match of the Year” award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society and has been named a Rising Star by the Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine annually since 2012.
Meta House Board Chair Molly Schweiger noted, “Valerie was a standout throughout the rigorous search process. We’re confident in Valerie’s ability to lead the strong team at Meta House. As a past volunteer and advocate for the organization, she brings passion and commitment to this important role and will work in tandem with our colleagues and community partners to provide our clients with the best care possible so they may lead healthy, prosperous lives.”
“Meta House has a strong history of empowering women and helping families heal,” said Vidal. “In a time that an unprecedented number of families in our community are losing loved ones to drug overdoses, I’m honored to take part in the important work that Meta House is doing to help women not only overcome addiction, but thrive in recovery.”
Vidal will officially take the helm March 5.
About Meta House: Meta House is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families. The organization has been providing gender-responsive, trauma-informed, evidence-based addiction treatment for women for over 50 years. Learn more at http://www.metahouse.org or follow the agency on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MetaHouse