Nicholas J. Valeriani, MBA
Board Member, West Health Policy Center
Nicholas J. Valeriani brings valuable expertise in engineering, medical devices and diagnostics, and non-profit leadership to advance West Health’s mission to lowering healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.
Valeriani established himself as a visionary healthcare leader over a 34-year career with Johnson & Johnson where he led several corporate functions and was a member of the executive committee. Key positions held by Valeriani include corporate vice president of human resources; worldwide chairman of medical devices & diagnostics; and vice president of the Office of Strategy & Growth. He was instrumental in identifying global healthcare trends that led to the creation of a new wellness and prevention business platform and is a pioneer in the area of digital health.
He currently serves on the board of directors for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Edwards Lifesciences. Valeriani has an MBA from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University, College of Engineering.