Deputy Warden Valentine began her career in 2003 as a correctional officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory. She promoted through security to the rank of captain in 2008 serving as the dayshift supervisor with a compliment of 176 staff members. In 2010, she promoted to unit administrator where she worked in re-entry, the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU) and unit B. She also serves as the institutional public information officer, equal opportunity coordinator and the veteran’s certifying official.
Valentine is a 2009 graduate of the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program and is a certified correctional program checklist auditor. Valentine is also a United States Army veteran who served in several stateside and overseas posts.