Valle del Sol was founded in 1970 to fill a gap in behavioral health and social services available to the Latino community and underserved population with nowhere else to turn. They provide innovative, comprehensive, culturally-competent care to more than 10,000 individuals and families annually.
Kurt Sheppard became the CEO in 2011 after serving the organization in many other capacities since 1999. Before coming to Valle del Sol, Kurt served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He credits his time in the Air Force with giving him the desire to work in a field that strives to help others. He holds a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and has also completed the Global Leadership Certificate Program at Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy from the University of Chicago.