Dr. Vangie Ackridge
Dr. Ackridge is an Educational Psychologist who graduated from Alliant International University in 2013. After being a psychologist in the schools for approximately 15 years, she has a handle on the challenges that children today are faced with. She has expertise in, psychological-educational assessment, special education law, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, mental illness (as it pertains to school functioning), alcohol/substance abuse, and other factors that impact teens.
Dr. Ackridge can address family and youth needs. Being a teenager can be hard and being a parent of a teenager can be challenging. Knowing that we all desire for children to be emotionally well adjusted and academically successful, it is sometimes necessary to seek support. Dr. Ackridge is available to support families through the journey of adolescence and can provide valuable information about children's learning abilities and emotional functioning to navigate the education system. Dr. Ackridge reaches families to let them know, that are not alone. She’s here to provide the support that families need when facing emotional challenges.
Dr. Rodney Hood
President and Chairman, Multicultural Health Foundation
Dr. Robert Gillespie
Dr. Suzanne Afflalo
Family Physician and Medical Director, Alliance Health Center
Council Member Monica Montgomery-Steppe
San Diego City Councilmember, District 4
Dr. Akilah Weber
Director of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Division at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Dr. Kelly O. Elmore
Volunteer Medical Director, VivaLife Health Hub
Bishop Terrell Fletcher
Council Member Ed Spriggs
Imperial Beach City Council Member
Dr. John Ringgold
Abdul Waliullah Muhammad
Mayor Racquel Vasquez
Mayor Racquel Vasquez
Jamal K. Gwathney, MD, MPH, FAAFP
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H.
Public Health Officer & Director, Public Health Services
Samantha Gambles Farr
President of San Diego Black Nurses Association
Nurse Practitioner Samantha Williams SDBNA COVID Task Force Chief
Satia Omega Austin
President of the North San Diego County NAACP
Together Against COVID is an initiative led by the Multicultural Health Foundation (MHF) in partnership with the County of San Diego. MHF's mission is to bring health justice and wellness to the multicultural communities of San Diego County by focusing resources on the most vulnerable populations with community-based wellness strategies, social-clinical interventions, and research that will lead to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. For more information, please contact us at (619) 915-6734.