Valencia Stoudamire

VP, Supplier Diversity
Henry Ford Health

With over 20 years of purchasing and multi-level relationship building experience in the

automotive and healthcare sectors, Valencia Stoudamire currently serves as the Vice

President of Supplier Diversity for Henry Ford Health (HFH) in Detroit. In this role, she has

responsibility for leading the System’s supplier diversity objectives by driving inclusion

strategies that create and enhance partnerships and spend with diverse vendors while

establishing a strong diverse supplier pipeline.

In 2021, Valencia represented HFH as a fellow with CEO Action for Racial Equity – a year-

long fellowship focused on developing legislative and corporate policy to address

systemic racism within the Black community four areas: Economics, Education,

Healthcare and Public Safety. While in the fellowship, her focus was on enhancing Black

entrepreneurship and business diversity through collaborative engagement between

buyers, suppliers, capital providers, developmental agencies, and government.

A firm believer in civic engagement, Valencia has served on the Board of Trustees for

Crossroads of Michigan; been a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast

Michigan; and a mentor for the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business

Corporate Mentorship Program. Valencia is a graduate of the Inforum Executive

Leadership Program, as well as the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit

Program – Class XXXIX (2018). In 2022, Valencia was elected to serve on the Board of

Directors for TechTown Detroit and in June 2023, she was named one of the “Top 25

Women in Power Impacting Diversity” by Diversity Plus Magazine.