Dr. Velva Boles

Executive Vice President, Science, Research & Development

Ward Holdings International, LLC

During her career, Velva Boles, MD, Ph.D., has held numerous positions in academia, medicine, and scientific research. Dr. Bole’s teaching experiences include Biochemistry Department Colorado State University; School of Nursing in Fort Collins, Colorado; Chemistry Department LSU-Alexandria and Biology Department Upper Iowa University. She served as Visiting Researcher at Center for Disease Control Zoonotic Division in Fort Collins, Colorado investigating HantaVirus, Lyme Disease & Dengue Fever and was Senior Scientist for Westinghouse, Senior Marketing Consultant for Gulf Oil and Quality Control Specialist for Water Transit Solutions.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Boles has owned and operated primary care clinics in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Missouri; is credentialed as a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Agent (CLIA) and Certified Forensic Medical Investigator. Dr. Boles received her medical doctorate degree (MD) from the University of Pittsburgh, doctorate of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Health Sciences from Concordia University, Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Duquesne University, and Bachelor of Science  Degree from North Carolina State University.