Karl A. Valere

Karl A. Valere

Nationally-Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Chief of Staff
New York State Assembly

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<span style="color: rgb(111, 118, 128); font-family: AvenirNextLTW01-Regular, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit; font-variant-caps: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Karl A. Valere (he, him) is Chief of Staff to New York State Assembly Member Khaleel M. Anderson of District 31 in Southeast Queens. Karl is a nationally certified and award-winning mental health instructor, previously serving as a coordinator with Mayor Bill de Blasio's ThriveNYC program where he taught more than 300 mental health courses citywide, including at Google, Pfizer, and the United Nations. Before joining New York City government, Karl worked as a tenant organizer in Flatbush, Brooklyn helping to empower tenants against harassment, displacement, and aggressive gentrification. Karl was born and raised in Queens and earned his Bachelor & Master of Arts degrees from Queens College in Psychology and Urban Affairs, respectively.</span>