Walters Joins Ryan Bartel Foundation as the New Executive Director

Ryan Bartel Foundation, a Loudoun County-based nonprofit whose mission is to prevent youth suicide, has hired Valeria Walters as its new executive director. 

Walters most recently served as the executive director of the Committee for Dulles, a nonprofit that supports and encourages the growth of Dulles Airport. Walters’ background also includes serving as a public advocate for transportation and economic development projects in the region, as well as serving on the board of both the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and Stone Springs Hospital.

“We are thrilled to welcome Val to the Ryan Bartel Foundation team,” said founder and chairwoman Suzie Bartel. “Val’s unique combination of leadership, experience, enthusiasm and her strong connection to our mission, make her the right person to propel our Foundation forward.”

Walters is replacing Chris Croll, a board member who was serving as interim executive director.

The Ryan Bartel Foundation works to prevent youth suicide through awareness, upstream educational programs and activities that support and empower youth, families and the community-at-large. Foundation programs are focused on building acceptance, connection, resiliency and hope. Learn more at

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