Prior to entering nursing school, Rebekah Valentich owned The Finishing Touch Housekeeping Service, also in Chillicothe. At the head of a team of 15 employees, she oversaw successful completion of numerous cleaning projects in homes, offices, and factories. She founded the business in 1996, after nearly three years of successful work as a photographer, sales associate, and store manager at PCA Portraits.
Through the years, Rebekah Valentich has dedicated a significant amount of her time and attention to protecting the most vulnerable members of her community. Since 2009, she has served on the Board of Directors for The Ross County Network for Children, speaking out on a variety of children's issues, including physical abuse, neglect, and emotional abuse. She has planned and organized numerous events in the community and worked to protect the organization's property and assets, ensuring that the group has sufficient resources to continue its efforts.
Rebekah Valentich also acts as an advocate for animal rights. The "mother" of five dogs, she additionally maintains a cattery made up of stray cats that she takes in and has spayed or neutered and vet-checked before placing them in homes. She has adopted many of the cattery's most difficult-to-place animals, including blind cats and those with three legs.
In her free time, Rebekah Valentich enjoys writing poetry and pursues a passion for fitness. She spends time with her son whenever possible and takes her beloved dogs on frequent outings.